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Google Search Experience on Tablets Gets a Makeover, Simplification is the Theme

The Google mobile team is at it again – this time with a simplified search experience for tablets.  To quote them, they have “increased the size of page contents like text, buttons and other touch targets to make it faster and easier to browse and interact with” which makes complete sense after looking at a quick result for droid life.  And also, as you can see in the screenshot above, the overall look has become much less cluttered making content much easier to absorb.     

The updated search page will roll out to Andoid 3.1+ and iPad devices in the “coming days,” but could be there for you already.

Via:  Google Mobile

  • viewthis66

    my T101 hasn’t seen  this new interface yet…

    non-rooted 3.2.

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  • Anonymous

    I am assuming it will not be available for my Galaxy Tab 7.0?  Will I be getting Android 3.1 at some point?  Thanks if anyone can let me know.

  • Anonymous

    I’m surprised that the iPad was mentioned in a Droid-Life post. The amount of hate for Apple products here is unprecedented.

  • Andrew Davis

    I have a tab 10.1 and whenever I set the  stock browser to desktop, then run a google search, its fine. But when I click on “images,” everything gets microscopic. i have to revert back to the “android” ua string. Quite annoying.

  • Jeremy Gentry

    Simplify Simplify Simplify…..3 times!

  • Mctypething

    I noticed on the screen shot there was a headline at the bottom which says “August Launch of Verizon Galaxy S II Will Lack 4G LTE.” I went to “Gotta Be Mobile” (whatever that is), to check it out. It’s basically a speculative article that cites the droid-life.com speculation that the GSII will lack 4G based on Motorola’s comments yesterday. Android/tech blogs have become a joke. I enjoy this site very much, but even the speculative type articles here have gotten a little out of hand. I understand the information isn’t out there, but in lieu of that, do we really need 685 articles on 500 different sites all not really saying anything?

    • I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://to.ly/aRsU

  • Anonymous

    you mean i*ad?

  • Anonymous

    By far worst update to searching. 

  • shr1k3r

    this looked like the layout they had on the desktop version for like 2 days because everyone hated it

    • Adam Elghor

      mine still has that layout….and i like it

  • I just use the Honeycomb browser in desktop mode. Why would you use mobile sites on a tablet?

    • Mctypething

      Maybe because HC made it impossible to stay on desktop mode in the browser. I love my XOOM, but that was the single most annoying thing about it IMO. Thankfully, the new dolphin browser fixed that.

  • TheAndroid1

    Does this also work on other tablets (ipad).

    (Off topic: What ever happened to all developers joining up to deliver timely updates.)

    • Anonymous

      iPad support is included.  Should also be available in the next few days.

      • Bob

        I hate it. How do I revert back???

        • Sonia

          Why do I want big words, big images and no options for viewing cached pages etc… On my iPad when it has the same screen size as my netbook. I want all the desktop functionality!!! This sucks on the iPad!! I am not liking it at all