New Google search results pages for BlackBerry users

Thursday, June 26, 2008 | 4:35 PM



Two weeks ago we updated our mobile homepage in the US so that it would load more quickly. Today, we're releasing in the US a number of improvements to our mobile search results pages for BlackBerry browsers. These new improvements are designed to help you find the information you want more easily.

  • Improved comprehensiveness: Our mobile search now incorporates results from Product Search, Blog Search, News archives search, and more.
  • Blended results: Instead of showing you web, image, local and news results in separate sections, we now combine them to improve relevance. We've also made it easier for you to focus your search on any one of these categories -- notice how the links are now placed at the top of the results page.
  • Longer snippets: Web results include longer snippets so that your answer may be right on the results page.
  • Related searches: At the bottom of the search results page, you'll find a list of related searches to help you refine a query.
You may notice that many of these improvements mirror our desktop search capabilities. We have taken desktop elements that have tested well on mobile and further optimized them for the mobile use case. Improving mobile search is a continuous process and we hope you find the releases this past month to move the needle on what we care most about: quality, speed and ease of use.

To watch a demo of our new mobile search results pages, take a peek at the video below. Or better yet, test drive our new search results page yourself. It's simple. Go to google.com on your BlackBerry browser and search away!

5 comments:

Sarah said...

The new search page really is faster, so thanks for that improvement! I use google.com as my homepage on my phone and it loads in a second or two now, as compared to 5-10 seconds before.

Moe N. Jaques said...

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Moe N. Jaques said...

great job guyz, keep on keeping on!

ciarĂ¡n said...

Any idea of when we can expect this outside the US (i.e. the UK?)

Anthony said...

I really don't like the new search. I use the Opera browser on my phone, which means that now, every time I follow a link from iGoogle or GReader it takes me to a google-converted page in which the article is usually on the 'next page' rather than the actual site. Instead of clicking next page, I usually have to click 'view html'. This extra click isn't appreciated.