Want A Better Search Experience On Your Honeycomb Tablet? You Got It

Google believes search on tablets could and should be easier and we’re inclined to agree with them.  With that, the company has stated via their mobile blog that they’ll be revamping the search experience on devices running Honeycomb 3.1 and up.


As part of our effort to evolve the Google design and experience, we’ve improved thewww.google.com search experience on tablets. We’ve simplified the layout of search results pages and increased the size of page contents like text, buttons and other touch targets to make it faster and easier to browse and interact with search results in portrait or landscape view.

The search button located below the search box provides quick access to specific types of results like Images, Videos, Places, Shopping and more. Just tap to open the search menu and select an option to see results in one category.

Thanks to the update, images will now render largely with improvements and enhancements that will make your search a much better and enjoyable experience.  You should now benefit from faster loading of thumbnails and be able to tap finger friendly links with ease.  If you’ve been able to spot the update on your tablet already, we’d love to hear about it.  Feel free to drop a comment or two below.  We’re glad to see Google pushing Honeycomb in the right direction with these improvements.  I’m looking forward to the day when my tablet can fully replace my laptop.  We want there to be no limitations!  Hit the break for another screen shot.  

[via googlemobileblog]


About the Author: Joe Sirianni

Joe was born in New Jersey and spent most of his childhood moving around from state to state. He eventually made his way to Pennsylvania where he met his Portuguese beauty and made her his wife. He now has three great kids and full access to all of the Portuguese food he can eat. Joe's love for mobile technology began when he bought his first Palm Pilot, a Palm M130 and left it on top of his car, driving off, causing it to smash into a thousand pieces. Forced to buy a new device, he quickly discovered that specs were changing so rapidly he was buying a new device every six months just to keep up. Since then, he has constantly felt the need to have the latest and greatest. When the "smartphone" revolution began and integrating cell phones and PDA's was the norm, he quickly jumped to Windows Mobile for several years until the first Android device was launched, the T-Mobile G1. Joe began appreciating all of the free utilities Google provided and sold his soul (his precious data) to Google long before they got into the mobile OS business. So, there was no hesitation at all for him to jump on board and ride the Android train as an early adopter. And boy has it been a blast. Joe now works in the Engineering & Operations dept for a major mobile carrier where he remotely troubleshoots cell sites and loves being an Editor for TalkAndroid.