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Google preps iPhone search website revamp with app drawer

updated 12:30 am EDT, Sun May 29, 2011

Google iPhone search site to get app-focused tweak

Google is reportedly preparing a large tweak to its iPhone-optimized search page that would put it much closer in line with the quality of the native mobile app. A discovery on Saturday has shown a version with tabs on top that, when expanded with "more," reveal two distinct drawers of features. One of those found by a Phone Arena reader is dedicated to extra search filters, such as maps and shopping; another would directly launch apps, such as Gmail, Reader, and even Buzz.

The finding was supposedly accidental and automatically reverted back to the old format in mid-session. Currently, the search has just basic text links up top and a less clearly organized list of extra features.

It's unclear when the new search page will go live for everyone, though its appearance on a public-facing page hints at Google at least getting close. Android often shares the same page content and could get the rework itself at the same time. Some pages start out as US- or English-only pages at first.







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