It looks like Google isn’t slowing down anytime soon; whether it’s updates to Android, behind the scenes development of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, or making subtle, yet important improvements to its most popular product – Google Search. Most recently, the big G has changed the top user bar we’ve seen across all Google services, and has now rolled out a change to Google Search for Android tablets and the iPad, which includes features optimized specifically for users of tablets.
Additionally, they have taken steps to improve the speed and performance of their Image Search service, and you’ll now be able to see bigger images courtesy of previews, and have the ability to scroll continuously. There’s no doubt that tablets are growing in popularity, and this update marks yet-another improvement to the usability of services used by billions of people around the world.
We find the update to offer a neater, more relaxing, and intuitive experience. Tablet owners will no doubt love the large search buttons located both below and to the right side of the search box. When the button is tapped, finger friendly sized links to specific types of results – image, videos, news, and so forth – will appear to satisfy your curiosity.
While some users are complaining that they have yet to see the update, most are saying that they have experienced it already. Additionally, some users with vision impairment are decrying the fact that Google has removed their ability to pinch-to-zoom, but there are still a few work arounds available. Either way, the update is happening as we speak, so if you can’t see it on your tablet yet, just wait another day or so, and it will be there.
Let us know how it works for you – do you find it to be an improvement over the original?