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Google Introduces New Mobile Site Today, Optimized Tablet Version on the Way (Updated)

Google introduced a string of new features for their mobile search site today, and as you can see in the above image, are essentially just shortcuts at the bottom of the screen to make your searching super fast and efficient.  The mobile search will use your location to determine the hottest spots near you and will also include ratings for each, contact information and can even get you directions.  While Android users already enjoy these services through Google Maps and Places, you can’t help but toss Google a thumbs up for giving us yet another option. Video after the jump.   

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Later this week they are also releasing a tablet optimized search engine which all of the Honeycomb tablets in the market can take advantage of.  To check it out on your mobile browser, just head to google.com now.

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  • FortitudineVincimus

    I HATE the new icons. I don’t drink so no reason to see “Bars”, I hate coffee, Fast Food is for lazy people, I Dont shop aimlessly… I think this sucks personally.

    • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

      Is there a way to disable it?

    • http://twitter.com/zerstoer David Pucknell

      QQ

  • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

    He moves his finger slow because it’s laggy, like GB keyboard.

  • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

    I have had this on my phone for about a month now, maybe longer. Am I special, or did this not really come out today, but it was officially announced today and was already available? I thought this whole time that is was just a silent update.

  • RW-1

    While we do have it int he places app, it’s nice that google put it in so others not on android can get the same pleasure thru the mobile site!

    Jha, are you paying attention? THIS is how real software operations work, look … the mobile site doesn’t even slow down the phone one bit

  • http://twitter.com/nashmax73 TomAss (TA)

    I HEART GOOGLEZ!

  • Anonymous

    Even cooler is if you click on say “Restaurants” at the bottom, as you scroll through them, it shows you each individual place on the map and picture of their food.

  • http://www.facebook.com/killswitch23456 Eric Markson

    Very cool! What browser is that?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      Dolphin HD :)

  • Anonymous

    Tell you what I want to see tablet versions of for Android… Pandora, Wunderlist, FB, Twitter, Kobo (dear god, have you seen the beauty of the Kindle app), Dropbox… Handwriting in Evernote… I’m sure there’s more.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

      Those apps aren’t made by Google, speak to the developers that do

  • Bert336

    Love the feature! Google Owns!

  • Anonymous

    My Xformer’s easily adjustale user agent string let’s me experience the full web… why would I want a “tablet optimized” version?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      The tablet “optimized” just expands the pictures and makes everything look more full. You should be doing just fine though :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Cropley/668531301 Matt Cropley

    I love google.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      We all love Google :)

      • Baked14

        They are too free. I don’t like it

        • http://twitter.com/richie681 Eric Richardson

          Good point. Anyone who gives this much free awesomesauce away has to have an ulterior motive. I, for one, welcome our Googly overlords. 

          • IvankaHumpHew

            Yeah, like full access to all emails sent and received and tracking. 

          • http://twitter.com/howzball Mike

            Like your ISP couldn’t do that too.