Google Updates Search Interface For iPhone Users

The Google Mobile Blog announced a new version of Google search for iPhone 2.x users. The new version looks more iPhone like and the search results fit better within the iPhone’s mobile Safari browser. The local results also have “Get Directions” link to the Maps app and a clickable phone number.

Here are some screen captures of pages I tested out on my iPhone: A typical search result, with Sitelinks:

Google Search New for iPhone 2.x

Image results are in a one column view:

Google Search New for iPhone 2.x

Local results with links to Maps and phone:

Google Search New for iPhone 2.x

A Google universal search result that matched on local details, shows a map with those two buttons:

Google Search New for iPhone 2.x

Ads still appear at the top, on not on the right:

Google Search New for iPhone 2.x

Here is a video from Google on the topic:

See additional coverage at Techmeme.

Related Topics: Channel: Mobile | Google: Mobile

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