Google is working on a ‘comparison’ interface; to allow users to see differences in specifications between two devices

Search engine and Internet giant Google is working on a new ‘comparison’ interface for its search engine.

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The company is testing the new interface where users can compare the specifications of any two devices to check the differences in the specifications of both the devices. This interface change has not rolled out globally. Instead, it is limited to a small number of users signifying that the company is still testing the new interface in the search results.

Users can try to invoke this feature by entering any two smartphone devices separated by the ‘vs’ denoting versus in the middle of the search term as reported by Android Police. This new interface test comes days after the company started rolling out a redesigned mobile search interface with rounded corners as pointed in the report. The interesting thing to note here is that the comparison table does not show all the fields of the specifications.

Image credit: Android Police.

Image credit: Android Police.

The interface shows a blue button to expand the comparison with more fields and tapping on the button navigates the user to a ‘Detailed comparison’ view. The new interface also gives the users, the ability to highlight the differences between any two given smartphones with the option 'Highlight Differences" Last but not the least, the result in the generated tables and the data in those tables in unreliable at the best. It seems that the data taken by the Google's algorithm for the comparison needs polish before people can rely on the results.


Published Date: Nov 06, 2017 18:33 PM | Updated Date: Nov 06, 2017 18:33 PM