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Google Testing Enhanced Search Results Animation, Calls it LEGO

Google’s never-ending task to make Android more visually satisfying looks to be going well, as new information regarding enhanced search results animations have hit the web. In what is called LEGO, Google is looking to smoothen the animations which are shown on Android devices after performing a Google search. 

Once a search is initiated, you will see results fly in rather elegantly from the bottom of the screen, not just appearing with a slight stutter as they do now. At the end of the day, this is Google simply trying to make things more aesthetically pleasing for all users, nothing too major.

There was previously a link to test out LEGO yourself, but Google has unfortunately pulled it from the web. Guess we will just have to wait until Google has LEGO fully baked to use it on our own devices. While it’s a bummer we can’t try it ourselves, Google I/O is right around the corner, and their developer conference surely would be a great time to announce this new feature.

Until then, check out this video which shows off what Google has cooking. The left tab in Chrome has LEGO enabled, while the tab on the right is your standard results as we see them today.

Via: +Florian Kiersch | Android Police
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  • Michael Hammond

    Granted it may be a “testing” name, but if kept, wouldn’t the guys at the actual LEGO company (you know, building bricks for kids?) have quarrel with that since, uh, it’s been around longer than the internet?

  • yummy

    LEGO? I could use a big spoonful of smoothen all over my EGGO.

  • Larizard

    Another piece of the “Hera” puzzle.

    Open Web and Closed Apps getting closer and closer by the day.

  • Kevin Esser

    Mobama Lisa


    Maybe they’re going to shy away from using desserts in their Android codenames and call the next one LEGO? Using proper nouns of already released products?

  • really, LEGO? .. are there no original names/ideas anymore?

    • BillySuede

      working title. not a big deal.

    • Adam Truelove

      It’s an internal/engineering/working name. Those can be anything, and are sometimes goofy/funny names. We use all sorts of silly names internally for the systems we work on at my company.

  • Chris Gatley

    Is that a Mona Lisa Obama in the far right of the image results? Still definitely looks interesting.

  • Ryan Phelos

    Does it hurt if you step on it?

  • Deegan1212

    That Mona Lisobama.

  • U know I had this before it was pulled. Im telling you DL you need to bring me on board. I have just as many devices you guys have and a endless amount of freedom to buy every new toy out there. I also work in the industry.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Per sarge? Haha I’m jealous >:(

  • tylerc23

    THE BUTTA! So much butta!

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    nice. looks buttery.

  • Stevedub40

    Looks like the animations used for Google Now. Very nice.

  • Warrenbert

    “…to smoothen..” ???