Updated Google Search App on the Way, New UI and Grouped Suggestions Included

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Google is preparing an update for their search app on Android that should make life much easier for those of us that rely so much on it.  They posted the news in a blog post just minutes ago, but have for some reason pulled it.  Thanks to our trusty feed reader and Mr. Alfonso who told us weeks ago that this new search that was coming, we have all of the dirty details on it.  You can see the new look for search results above, along with the bullet points from Google below:

  • Suggestions grouped by type, with web suggestions at the top.
  • Country-specific suggestions and search results for all countries with Google domains.
  • Long press to remove history items.
  • Faster, smoother performance, with an updated and simplified user interface.

And a few other tips for this new Search:

  • Tap the arrow to the right of a search suggestion or history item to edit it before searching.
  • Get suggestions from other apps on your phone – check out searchable items in Search settings.
  • Long press on homescreen to add the Google Search widget if you don’t have it already.

Hopefully they will publish the post again soon and also prep the update for launch.  Once it goes live, it should be available to all phones running Android 2.2 and higher.

Cheers Pete!



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