Google introduces new tablet search tool
Despite Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) forays into the mobile world with Android, the browser world with Google Chrome and online office-tool arena with Google Docs, Google is still first and foremost a search company. The company's latest offering only reinforces that fact.
This week it announced a new search tool designed specifically to be used on tablets such as the iPad. The idea is to not simply place Google search on a new device and keep the same look and feel as your desktop PC, but rather to take the footprint of the device into account.
To that end, the tablet version of Google has larger buttons and touch targets with easier to read results. The image results too have been tuned to see more thumbnails on the screen making it simpler to view and locate the image you want.
The new search tool will initially support the iPad and tablets running Android 3.1+.
For more information:
- see the Official Google Blog post