Google Search app for iOS, now even faster and easier to use

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 | 9:46 AM

Two months ago, we launched a redesign of the Google Search app for iOS. We were happy that many of you liked the new look and interactivity of the app. However, we also heard your feedback about the app’s speed. Today we’re introducing changes that make the app more responsive as well as other visual changes that make search results even easier to read.

Faster app performance

This version of Google Search app is up to 20% more responsive as you type search queries and interact with it. As part of the speed improvements, a feature called “Just Talk” will now be off by default. Just Talk allowed you to search via voice just by bringing the phone to your ear and speaking rather than tapping the microphone icon. Turning off this feature may improve app performance, though you can easily re-enable it under the Settings > Voice Search menu.

Turn Just Talk on or off


Improved look & feel for search results

When searching on a phone, the small screen sometimes makes it difficult to read small fonts or to tap precisely on a link. To help you read and tap with ease, we’ve made the font of our search results bigger and the entire search result is now a tap target rather than just the link.

See the difference between previous (left) and new interface (right) with results now easier to read and select


Thank you for your feedback. Please continue to let us know how we can improve your experience by going to Settings > Help and Feedback > Feedback.

Google Search app is available for devices running iOS 3.0 and above. Download it from the App Store or by scanning the QR code below:


6 comments:

pradeep said...

Please take a look at Bing app for iOS. The UI of Google app still sucks.

Muhammad Jawad said...

Gogole Please make native Gtalk app for iOS. We seriously need that. Gtalk with video and voice chat like Android's one.

Brandon Marback said...

Hey Muhammad, Check out "Vtok" in the AppStore. Google is dragging their feet on the the voice/video client for iOS to bolster sales of their Android phones. It will eventually be available, but they want all of their G-Folks to buy into Android first. So go with the free third-party app.

Roman Smolkin said...

Can you please make gmail notifications make a sound in addition to displaying the unread icon? At least give us an option to turn that on, can't be that hard. I hate not knowing when new emails come in, and I use the regular mail app for my work email, I like to keep them separate.

zamre said...

good suggestion...
Zamre Bin Ab. Wahab

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