Google has updated its self-titled iOS search app to version 2.0, bringing with it a new simpler interface, improved image search and general speed and usability enhancements. The news follows the big Google+ iOS app redesign which landed earlier this month.
In addition to a cleaner UI, Google has sped up the search auto-completion which now instantly suggests keywords for every letter you type. Search results also load faster and appear differently, popping up in what Google calls a “slide-in panel” which is now toggled with a horizontal swipe gesture.
Search modes can now be changed via a swipe-able panel at the bottom of the results screen, which enables quicker access to the new and improved full-screen image search.
Google’s suite of apps are also now all in the same place, with services like Gmail, Calendar and Docs opening in the new slide-in panel. There is also an option to view any other Google app you have on your iPhone. Goggles and Voice Search are still present but largely unchanged, allowing you to search the web by image or by speaking your query.
Update your Google app via the Updates tab in the App Store, or click here to download the app from iTunes if you don’t already have it.
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Source: Official Google Blog