Google News refreshed for tablet users

Google has revamped its News service for tablet devices. Mayuresh Saoji, Product Manager, Google News, stated in a blog post that users can now find new articles, news sources and topics of interest using intuitive gestures. For example - by tapping on "Explore in depth," users can view multiple articles and other information pertaining to the story. Other changes include more breathing space between articles, thus enabling tablet users to spot stories quickly. 

Making tablet experience more fluid

Making tablet experience more fluid



Google News was recently updated to enable users to view each news results cluster as one result, except for the first cluster. Users can click on 'Show more' to view articles from more sources. Google claims that the update has made it simpler to browse through search results and find the news coverage they are looking for. Users can view a bar with videos and photos pertaining to the news content in some expanded result clusters. The cluster image has been moved to the left, while the source information is now located below the article links to make it easier for users to read the content.


Google’s update to its News service last year allowed users to scan for stories they find interesting. 


Google is field testing a new feature that lets users type search queries in the Gmail search box and view results from Google Drive, Google Calendar, and more, in addition to the relevant emails. This field trial is currently underway for users with accounts, or those on in English. Also, the search strings of the participants on return relevant emails, files, content on Gmail and Google Drive, in addition to regular search results.


Josh Hudgins, Product Manager at Google stated today in a blog post that users can now use the new Save to Drive Chrome extension to capture content from anywhere on the web and store it in Drive. The first step is installing the extension, after which users can click on the Drive extension icon to save. Using the Chrome extension, users can save an image of an entire page or an image of the visible content on the page, the HTML source code and/or a Web archive (.mht). Alternatively, users can right-click on images or links and save them directly to Drive. Once users have saved a page using the extension, they will be able to spot options to immediately open the file in Drive, rename it, or view it in their Drive list - they can add it to a folder or share it with others. 

Published Date: Dec 12, 2012 12:24 pm | Updated Date: Dec 12, 2012 12:24 pm