Google are preparing to bring their Voice Search app to iPhones and iPads, taking on Apple's own Siri voice assistant on its own turf. The app will allow users to speak the information they are searching for, before having relevant…
Google does a lot of tinkering with their 3 million services but when they make a significant change to their bread and butter search system, it’s something the whole world should take notice of.
So, the owner of the internet is showing us a few search options they’ve added for one and all to help us narrow down our results into pages we’re actually looking for. I’ll allow the gent below to explain:
Not sure about the Wonder Wheel – we seem to get that anyway at the bottom of the search pages, just not in bubbles – but otherwise the time parameters look pretty damn useful.
Part of me feels as though it’s a move towards satisfying the major publishers of the world by finding a way to prioritize their content but, at its heart, I do believe this is a move for the benefit of the end user more than anything else. I’ll certainly be using it and, finger’s crossed, be reaping a few rewards of that “Review” section.
(via Google Blog)