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Google polishes app search results with a new UI

Google mobile search has a new, colourful results layout, showcasing the most relevant apps from the Play Store.
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August 28, 2015
Google Search app results

If you have been looking for an app using Google’s mobile search lately then you may have spotted a new, colourful results layout, showcasing the most relevant apps from the Play Store. As well as looking nice, the update is also pretty handy if you’re looking for a specific type of app.

The results display some useful app information, including the number of downloads the app has and its rating in the Play Store. There is also a little drop down button below the results to see more apps that match your search results. The colors keep up with the Material Design scheme that Google is pushing for mobile.

To get the new layout to appear, you only need to enter a query into your Android browser, any browser will work, followed by the word “apps”. Interestingly, this new layout appears to be platform specific. Typing in the same results into different browsers on PC or Apple products doesn’t return the same results, but this makes sense as the links take you directly to the Play Store.

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If you haven’t noticed the new design yet, it’s likely that Google is gradually rolling the update out to different regions. What do you think about the new look app search results?