Wednesday, April 29, 2010 - Google has redesigned its ‘image’ search results page for mobile to include more search results on a single page. Google has taken this step to make searching images through iPhone and Android mobiles more convenient for users. The better image search option lets users browse through the images quickly by going to least number of pages.
The change is effectuated by altering the shape of the image thumbnails - from rectangle to square, and optimizing the speed of loading.
Option to see the previous and next image is also available and can be accessed via the ‘next’ and ‘previous’ buttons present on every page. Alternatively, users can swipe from one image to the next (or one result page to the next) for faster access.
Complete image can be viewed by tapping on the thumbnail. The background is kept black to reduce distraction while viewing the images and the buttons fade after a few seconds to bring the attention of the user completely to the image. This feature is available only on iPhone 3.0+ and Android 2.1 mobiles.