It seems like someone over at Google made a boo boo today. Earlier today, the search engine giant posted on its official mobile blog (click here for the dead link) an announcement for a new version of the Google Search app for Android, and then removed the post. A quick check of the Android Market shows that the Google Search app hasn’t been updated since October 11, 2010 which obviously meant something went wrong somewhere.
Fortunately for us, the post about the update is still cached in the site’s RSS feed and we were able to read it. Here’s what the new update will bring: suggestions grouped by type, with web suggestions at the top, country-specific suggestions and search results for all countries with Google domains, the option to long press to remove history items, faster, smoother performance and an updated UI.
The screenshot of the app also shows a black/grey color scheme reminiscent of the latest Android Market app, so it looks like Google will probably be heading towards that direction with all of its other apps in the future as well. No word on when Google will release the updated Search engine, but until then, we’ll just have to wait.
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