Google will soon release a new version of the Google Search app for Android, which will pack in a lot of improvements. The update will also come with a tweaked UI to make it more in line with the Gingerbread/Honeycomb look and feel.
The new Google search app groups the search result by type, with the suggestions from the Internet being at the top. The app now also shows country-specific suggestions and search results. The new version is also faster and smoother, compared to the previous version(s). All Android users, running Android 2.2+ can install the app on their handset, when the update goes live.
Google posted a blog post about this new version before pulling it back within a few minutes for some reason. I guess they found some issues with the latest version of the app, and so had to push back the launch.
Here is the full blog post :
We’ve released a new version of the Google Search app for Android with a number of improvements:
- Suggestions grouped by type, with web suggestions at the top.
- Country-specific suggestions and search results for all countries with Google domains.
- Long press to remove history items.
- Faster, smoother performance, with an updated and simplified user interface.
Search history, search suggestions and on-device results
Here are some additional tips we’d like to share:
- Tap the arrow to the right of a search suggestion or history item to edit it before searching.
- Get suggestions from other apps on your phone – check out searchable items in Search settings.
- Long press on homescreen to add the Google Search widget if you don’t have it already.
Hopefully, the new version of the Google search app should go live sometime soon! (Possibly today!)