Google Updates Search on Froyo, Gingerbread and Honeycomb to Bring ICS Interface, Features


Google has updated theirGoogle Search application for Froyo and later devices. Well, this does exclude Ice Cream Sandwich since Ice Cream Sandwich has already had much of the features in this search application. It adopts the style and features from Ice Cream Sandwich’s implementation but Google gives us a convenient run down of what’s actually being added here:

  • Faster, smoother performance, with an updated and simplified user interface.
  • Suggestions for your search grouped by type, with web suggestions at the top.
  • Country-specific suggestions and search results for all countries with Google domains.
  • Long press to remove history items.

And they also give us a few hints that may not otherwise be immediately evident:

  • Tap the arrow to the right of a search suggestion or history item to add it to your search term before searching.
  • Get suggestions from other apps on your phone – check out searchable items in Search settings.
  • Long press on home screen to add the Google Search widget, if you don’t have it already, to access search faster.

You can find the update in the Android market or just scan the QR code below. [Google]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. They forgot to mention it crashes the YouTube app.looking at the market comments I’m not the only one

    Tmo galaxy s2

  2. This search is so much better on my Atrix. It’s incredible the difference it makes.

  3. I have a t-bolt and my searchbar crashing my YouTube this suckable

  4. Works awesome on my Atrix. Im surprise, it does things to gs2 devices.

  5. Screw search, I want Gmail with ICS GUI!

  6. I innstalled the update on my samsung galaxy tab (orig 7 inch). Now the thing is crashing / force closing due to issues with the android framework, and no apps will launch. Nice (*sic*)

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