Google Search Gets a Tablet Makeover

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A new Google design was spotted earlier this week. Now, Google has officially announced it. It's not a complete Google redesign, however. It's a redesign of Google for the tablet experience.

"As part of our effort to evolve the Google design and experience, we’ve improved the www.google.com search experience on tablets," says software engineer Xiaorui Gan. "We’ve simplified the layout of search results pages and increased the size of page contents like text, buttons and other touch targets to make it faster and easier to browse and interact with search results in portrait or landscape view."

"The search button located below the search box provides quick access to specific types of results like Images, Videos, Places, Shopping and more," explains Gan. "Just tap to open the search menu and select an option to see results in one category. For image results, we focused on improvements that enhance the viewing experience such as enlarged image previews, continuous scroll, and faster loading of image thumbnails."

Here's what it looks like:

Google Search on a tablet

Google Search on a tablet

The new look is rolling out in the coming days for Ipad, and tablets that utilize Android 3.1 and above. It will be available in 36 languages. You will see it by simply going to google.com in the tablet browser.

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