Google Search for Android update vows performance boost

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Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is updating its signature Search application for devices running Android 2.2, 2.3 or 3.x, promising speed and performance enhancements designed to bring the application more in line with the user experience on its new Android 4.0 (a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich).

Highlights include an improved and simplified user interface, query suggestions grouped by type, country-specific suggestions and results for all nations with Google domains and long pressing to remove history items. The revamped Google Search is available for download from Android Market.

More than 50 percent of Android users in the U.S. access Google Search and other signature Google services like Gmail, Google Maps and YouTube every month, according to data published last month by Nielsen. Facebook is the most popular Android app, with roughly 80 percent of users nationwide accessing the social networking solution within the last 30 days.

For more:
- read this Official Google Mobile Blog entry

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