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Google gets iPhone makeover

17 Mar 11

Google has given its official Mobile App a fresh makeover, promising faster and easier searching of the internet on iPhone. 

"If you need to do a Google search on your iPhone or iPod touch it's now faster and easier when you use our redesigned Google Search app, formerly Google Mobile App. If you've been using Google Mobile App for a while, you'll notice that things look different,” said Google in a blog

First up, when browsing through search results or looking at a webpage in the new app you can swipe down to see the search bar or change settings. 

There’s also a new toolbar (opened by swiping left to right) that makes it easier to filter your results.

If you only want images, just tap ‘Images’ and the results will update.

Google’s also made it easier to pick up searching where you left off. 

"If you leave the app and come back later, you’ll be able either to start a new search right away (just tap in the search box to type, hit the microphone button to do a voice search or tap on the camera icon to use Google Goggles) or get back to exactly where you were by tapping on the lower part of the page,” reads the update. 

Other improvements have been made to Google Goggles, Voice Search, Search with My Location, Gmail unread counts and more. 

"There's a lot in the app, so we've added a simple help feature to let you explore it. Access this by tapping the question mark above the Google logo,” says Google. 

Here’s a video explaining the changes.