We have some rather interesting news now for those of you that own an Apple iOS device and use the free Google Mobile App, as the application has just received a major update. Not only has the app’s name now been changed to Google Search, but it also makes it easier for users to narrow their search results.
As Lance Whitney over at cnet.com recently noted, users will notice the changes that have been made to the application right away, what with the screen now resembling the one found on Google’s web page. If users tap on the microphone icon, the app enables them to speak their query.
However, if they then tap on the camera icon, they are able to search for products and other items by taking their photographs. Google then displays the familiar search resulst page and if users swipe their finger left to right, the app displays a sidebar that provides options for filtering your search by certain categories.
This includes videos, images, shopping, places, news and blogs. Tapping on any of the said categories then displays those specific results. Besides the tweaks to its search feature, the Google Search app also offers quick access to other Google Apps such as Gmail, Docs, Maps and Calendar.
There’s also an icon on the top of the screen that enables users to view and change the settings for both the app and their Google account. Have you downloaded the updated Google Search app yet? If you have, what do you think of the improvements?