Google Tweaks iOS Search App With Bigger Font, More Speed

If you’re an iOS device user, you’ll probably notice that the search results in Google’s search app look a little different next time you search. Google says the font has been enlarged to make search results easier to read.

It’s not just about bigger text; now, the entire result is clickable, not just the underlined blue text from the old display.

One other change: Google has turned off the “Just Talk” feature that was previously on by default. It allowed searching by voice without first tapping the microphone icon, but Google says that turning it off may improve the app’s performance.

Overall, Google says its iOS app is now running up to 20% faster than before.

Related Topics: Channel: Mobile | Google: Mobile

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  • http://www.bristolhousesforsale.co.uk/ Jason Hughes

    The new iOS search results look a bit like the strange search results I was seeing on Google.co.uk a weekend ago (non mobile version). Perhaps their testing went awry.

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