Google Improves Image Search for Android and iPhone
Admittedly I am a little slow on the uptake on this one but would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Google has updated its image search for mobile (Android 2.1 and iPhone 3.0+ only so all you BB users start your collective moan of being shut out again).
Now searching images is like everything else on these platforms. Google’s official blog tells us
- The thumbnails are square to maximize the number of images we can get on the screen at one time so you can scan them quickly
- You can swipe to see the next or previous page of results, or tap the large, stationary ‘Next’ and ‘Previous’ page buttons
- We optimized for speed so that the images appear quickly when you browse
Google and mobile continue to press forward and do what is necessary to ensure an experience that is easy and quick. With the BlackBerry platform looking more and more like it is headed for extinction (too strong?) these kinds of improvements and their “limited” platform roll out further define the future of mobile as Android v Apple.
Here is the usual video representation of the service for your viewing pleasure.
Have fun with Google Image search while you are out and about or just not interested in your computer anymore.