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Google pushes visual tweaks to mobile Search and Google Now

Not content to settle with a logo change, Google has also announced that it is rolling out some visual tweaks to mobile Search and Google Now. Google says that the tweaks to Search will make it easier to find diverse types of content through swiping and tapping, while Google Now will now separate cards by category.

When using Search on mobile, you'll now notice more horizontally scrollable sections, featuring content such as images, news stories, and Twitter posts about the topic you're exploring. Google Now, on the other hand, will now feature the day's doodle at the top of the page, with cards separated into sections. Google also says that cards will shift and change size as the day goes on to highlight what's important at any given moment.

This all follows the unveiling of Google's new logo, which the company also says you'll see start popping up all around its properties.

Source: Google

20 Comments
  • OK I Like it
  • All that's well and good, but they need to work on fixing the bugs in Google Now. Like the Notification card sound setting that keeps reverting to Silent and has Vibrate stuck.
  • No kidding. I've had to revert make to the factory installed version because I use reminders to take medication and it always changing to silent risked missing the alert. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Dang I thought I was the only one this was happening to. I thought I was hacked by the Stage Fright bug. Posted via the Android Central App on my Moto G 4G 2nd Gen
  • This looks great! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nice Posted via the Android Central App
  • Funny how the majority of the promotional photos from the last 12 months still feature the nexus 5 instead of the 6. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's still the most popular and known of the Nexus phones even though it's discontinued. And plenty of used ones are still in retail where I am. What did you expect bro? Posted via the Android Central App
  • The Nexus 6 blows the Nexus 5 out of the water, the only thing Google got wrong was not making a smaller version along with the Nexus 6. Be getting my Nexus 6 tomorrow. This is 2015 people, phablets are in. Posted via the Android Central App on my Moto G 4G 2nd Gen
  • I hope this gets rid of the incredibly annoying, 'Say "OK Google" to search or tap the mic to search by voice', at the top of my search results on Android, I feel like I'm being pestered beyond belief to use search in a way I don't want to. Posted via Android Central App
  • You know you can turn that off in Google Now settings.... Posted via the Android Central App
  • I miss the day when Google was search. Google Now is a hog. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You wouldn't be holding an Android phone right now if they stayed just search. But I do agree about Google Now. It is a battery vacuum. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I like it!
  • My Now cards are all screwed up so I hope they find a fix for that. Cards I never signed up for are showing and stuff I want to see is MIA Posted via the Android Central App
  • It looks good. Can't wait for it to make it's way onto my phone Sent from my Moto G
  • Thanks G. I like what I'm seeing. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Google should tweak 'Google Now' really hard as the cortana around.
  • The only difference I see in the new Google Now, as you can see by the screen shot above, is that the Google logo now wastes 28% of the screen. Not really useful on a small screen
  • The doodle on my phone is tiny so it looks weird. I wonder if that image doesn't scale right if you mess with the dpi or if it is by design? Like the person above me said the redundant search box and doodle in the google now takes up half the screen. It looks really amateurish to me.