Searching the net on tablets will soon be a new experience, courtesy of Google, that has re-evolved its search strategy in tablet PCs. Much of the tweaking has been done to make the best use of tablet features and to be more friendly to touch based inputs.
Some of the changes in new format include a much simpler layout of the search result page, while page contents such as texts, buttons, or other command options are now bigger so as to enhance easy touch operation on your tablet device. Also, specific search types like images, videos, places, shopping, and so on are accessible via buttons below the search box and just needed to be tapped to invoke the specific results.
Google has also said the new format will be equally operable in both landscape and portrait orientation. Not to mention, pages also load faster while continuous scrolling feature has been designed to make the best of the tablet format. Image thumbnails are of a bigger size as well, so as to be easily recognizable.
The new tablet optimized search page will be rolled out gradually in the next few days and will initially be available in 36 languages. Also, while the search page will be compatible with both the iPad as well as Android tablets, the latter will need to be running Android 3.1 and higher.
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