Google Mobile Image Search improved with Speed and new Design

Google [GOOG] has made an update to the mobile image search feature on devices such as the iPhone running OS 3.0 and above and Android 2.1 devices. The new image search functions now run quicker and are easier to use than previously.

The new system allows for 16 thumbnails to be displayed on a single page in either portrait or landscape mode. When clicking a thumbnail of an image the thumbnail is then loaded on an individual page where you can scroll through thumbs by swiping left and right across the screen. Information about the image including the origin URL are included as well as buttons to take you back to the results, or to load a larger image if available.

The system works very well compared to the old system that was in place. Images are better organised and search times do appear to have had an improvement several fold.

The system is available now and can be loaded up by going to on your mobile browser and clicking the images link at the top of the page.

The video below shows a demonstration of how Google Images works and what can be expected in the new update to the service. As mentioned above, it’s more about speed and looks rather than new features, but it does work great.


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