Nowadays, we spend quite some more time on our smartphones. Activities such as browsing the web while commuting is a perfectly common sight, which means that websites need to not only think about how their pages look like on a desktop computer, but also how it might look like on smartphone. Google has indeed thought about that and has plans to redesign its home page for mobile devices.
The new design introduces a side bar that is now hidden on the left side. This replaces the older top bar design that has a few of Google’s services listed in the “more” section. Next to the top bar, we can expect a tab for Web Search and an Images Search.
While tapping on images tab it actually reloads itself to get you to search images.Right to these 3 tabs is your Google plus picture (or Sign In tab, if you are not already), with a notification count from Google+ profile, just like it is on Google’s desktop homepage.
This is not exactly a revolutionary update, but it is more attractive and seems easier to use than the previous layout. It does not add any new web apps and Google services to mobile users, it is instead about improving the navigation experience. Less options in the top bar makes the mobile site look much cleaner and enhance the Google’s minimalistic approach to its homepage.
That’s all we know about it right now. We don’t know exactly when Google plans to launch it officially. But, you can expect this beautiful homepage popping up on your mobile’s google.com at anytime.
But we can confirm that, this new bar is not limited to just Android phones, and should work fine with all smartphones and tablets, even in iOS devices.