New version of Google Mobile App for iPhone in the App Store

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 | 4:32 PM

Hello, iPhone users! We have just received the good news that our new version of Google Mobile App for iPhone was approved and is now available on in the App Store everywhere.

In this version, we have a redesigned search results display that shows more results at once and, more importantly, opens web pages from the results within the app. This will get you to what you need faster, which is always our goal at Google.


For those less utilitarian and more flamboyant, we've exposed our visual tweaks settings called "Bells and Whistles" - some of our users had discovered this already in previous versions. You can style your Google Mobile App in any shade: red, taupe, or even heliotrope. If you're on a faster iPhone, like the iPhone 3GS, you may want to try the live waveform setting which turns on, as the name suggests, a moving waveform when you search by voice.

On the subject of searching by voice, you can now choose your spoken language or accent. For example, if you're Australian but live in London, you can improve the recognition accuracy by selecting Australian in the Voice Search settings. And now both Mandarin and Japanese are supported languages as well.

If you don't have Google Mobile App yet, download it from the App Store or read more about it. If you have any suggestions or comments, feel free to join in on our support forums or suggest ideas in our Mobile Products Ideas page. You can also follow us on Twitter @googlemobileapp.

12 comments:

Kowloon said...

Does this version support Mandarin Voice search?

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Torsten Terhorst said...

Great app - love it...!

Google as its best...!

BaNgn BeatZ said...

Still NO voice search for iPod Touches! So, no point in having this.

alex said...

still prefer the interface at TAPTU, the alternative mobile search engine...

Dosjon said...

Any reason why the Apps still bounce out to Safari?

therev5275 said...

I like what Google is doing here. It's blazingly fast. Also, you can access all of your google apps from within the built-in browser for a great experience. Instead of going to the apps section and pressing the gmail icon to launch safari... instead you'd do a search for gmail and then click the link... thus launching gmail within the app itself.

So, fast and so cool.

Way to sneak in there boys!

Nervax said...

Why not enable it for the iTouch? One of the fastest growing markets of future iPhone users? "Don't be Evil" Google :)

snapplecap said...

is this automatically updating the previous version on iphone? do i have to upgrade or redownload anything from the app store?

RyGuy said...

When will google come out with a new version of the Gmail app for BlackBerrys? the current version needs some help!

iHing said...

I've always like this app and like the improvements made. I thought with the improved voice recognition, the voice search would be better. I voice searched for my blog, "The iCrazee Mac Blog" and the searches it looked for were the following:

yakety yak blog
thai crazy mac blog
the height crazy mayer blog
yeah i crazy mac blog
e i crazy mac blog

It seems the voice recognition works best with single word. See my complete review on my blog.

RAD007 said...

I miss the search filter selector that was next to the term after you speak. With the older version you'd speak you search then filter by iphone, maps, images, news etc. only if needed. Now you must filter before speaking. Is there a way to return to the previous method. Or how about speaking the filter. Example: "tom tom gps in shopping". Also enabling search contacts does not seem to work.