Google announced an update yesterday to its Google Search iOS app that includes speed and interface improvements. Google Search received a major revamp in March featuring a new interface and gestures to refine search results. Yesterday's update to version 0.8.2.6553 makes the app "20% more responsive" and disables the "Just Talk" voice-activated search function by default.

Additionally, search results are now shown in a larger font size and the entirety of each search result is now a tappable target.

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Search results in the previous version of Google Search (left) and in the latest version (right)

Google Search remains a free universal app and requires iOS 3.0 or higher.

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C64 Avatar
170 months ago
Does anyone even use this instead of searching through the browser?
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justinfreid Avatar
170 months ago
Good for Push Notifications

Does anyone even use this instead of searching through the browser?

I don't use it for search but it allows you to get push notifications for email and calendar and provides a consolidated list of most of the mobile services Google provides for iOS.

Also, if you're ever stuck on a Sudoku, Google Goggles can solve it for you.
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buckers Avatar
170 months ago
To be honest, I didn't even know they HAD a dedicated search app.

Does anyone even use this instead of searching through the browser?

In the same boat. Always just used the search box at the top of Safari. :confused:
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iTim314 Avatar
170 months ago
Does anyone even use this instead of searching through the browser?

To be honest, I didn't even know they HAD a dedicated search app.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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