In a post on their Mobile Blog (since removed), Google today announced an update to its Google Search app for Android, bringing a few new features that should improve your overall search experience. None of them will change your life, but since we know what to look forward to, we might as well look forward to it, am I right?
The update will group suggestions by type, with the web suggestions appearing up top. Travelers, nomads, and peeps outside of the States will also get to see country-specific suggestions and search results as long as they’re in a country with a Google domain. Another fun feature is the ability to remove history items by performing a long press, and we all know there’s nothing more embarrassing than having an awkward search history. Have you ever been the only one in your group of friends with a decent smartphone? If you have, you already know how handy this feature will be.
Google included a couple helpful tips for using the app, one of which we found to be pretty exciting. Some of you may have already discovered this, but there just so happens to be a way to search through other apps on the phone using the Google Search app. All you have to do is go into the settings section of the app and check out “searchable items.”
The app has also undergone a little makeover, now sporting a new, smoother user interface. Within the UI, users can tap the arrow to the right of a search suggestion or history item to make a quick change before searching.
Google has removed the post (which you can peep here in screen grab form), and there’s no telling when these features will roll out, but at least we know what to expect.