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Reports Indicate Google Redesigning iOS Search Site

Search engine giant Google is reportedly preparing to a launch a redesigned version of its mobile search website for iOS devices.

Tech blog phoneArena (opens in new tab) has procured some screen shots that suggest that the new iOS Google search page has been designed to look more like the desktop version of the search engine.

According to the screenshots, the new iOS Google search layout ads more search categories like Images, Places and News, on top of the page like icons. Additional search categories can be accessed by touching the “more button”. The new layout also comes with a separate tab for Apps, which includes popular Google products like Picasa, YouTube, Reader, Gmail and Talk.

A reader happened to come across the changes on iOS but reported that mobile site went back to its original interface after some time, indicating that the company has not yet decided to make the changes permanent and is merely testing them out.

Even though iOS remains as a rival platform, Google continues to enhance the services it offers to iOS customers in a bid to increase its share in the local search market. The company had earlier said that 40 percent of search.

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