Wednesday, July 1, 2009 | 11:26 AM
One of our top goals on the mobile search team is to bring you the comprehensiveness of Google's web search while optimizing the search experience for your mobile device and in your language. Here is an update on our progress.
After launching new optimized search results pages last December for iPhone and Android-powered devices in the US, our team has been working hard to bring universal search results to more devices in more countries. In March, we expanded the availability of the new iPhone and Android format to over 20 countries. Since then, we've also launched the new experience for feature phones in the US and in Japan. Today, we're happy to announce that the new format is available on all device models in over 60 countries and 38 languages.
Whether you have a smartphone or a feature phone, if you have mobile internet access you can get the new mobile-optimized Google Search results pages on your phone just about anywhere in the world. Just go to Google.com in your browser and do a search.
The new format provides improved support for the universal search results you are familiar with on your computer.
- When available, News, Images, Blog, Video and Product Search results are blended right into your result page.
- Many of your favorite Google Search features now appear in the first result to provide direct answers to your searches.
- We continue to optimize specific results for mobile, so local listings for restaurants in London, for example, provide easy-to-select phone number links.
Labels: Google Mobile Search