Google Assistant is everywhere. On your phone, tablet, smart speaker, watch, car, TV, and even your oven. Even on your phone, there are several ways to trigger Assistant, from saying "Ok Google" to tapping and holding the home button or using the icon in the Google search bar. And now, there's a new way to open Assistant from the Google.com mobile homepage.
Last month, Google made several improvements to its mobile search page for phones, and now the page designed for tablets has received a similar makeover. The updated homepage brings some subtle, yet intuitive changes to the tablet interface, including enlarged text, buttons, and other touch targets, so browsing is a much more comfortable experience.
Below the search box is an updated drop-down style menu that allows users to quickly navigate between the default search, images, videos, places, shopping, and more.
The image search has also been update to incorporate larger thumbnails, faster loading, and continuous scroll.
The updated page is rolling out to all users over the next several days, so head over to Google on your tablet and have a looksee.
Two week ago, Google changed up its mobile homepage to bring quick access to Google Place, along with some other new features. It looks like the mobile landing page has gotten yet another update today, making specific searches easier on the small screen. Have a look:
As you can you see, images and a tab-like interface have been added to the top of the page, making it much easier to quickly tap exactly what you're looking for. This is one of the more practical features that I've seen rollout, as it previously took a bit of precision to change search options.
Google held a press conference today where several new search features were unveiled, including some pretty nice improvements to the Google Mobile site. Among these features is the addition of Google Places on the main Google page, with quick links to areas of common interest at the bottom. Tapping any of the icons uses geolocation to provide results specific to the area that you're in.
Also announced were improved search capabilities in the browser and the ability to add additional details to Instant results by tapping the plus sign next to the suggestion that you wish to alter.
Instant Preview will now be incorporated into mobile search as well - by tapping the magnifying glass next to any result, you can scroll through images of the suggested pages, much like hovering over a link on the desktop search.