Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 8 and a line of compatible devices in New York City yesterday, and it looks like Google hasn’t missed a beat.
Product Management Director Tamar Yehoshua took to the official Google blog today to introduce a new Google Search app—as well as a “simple site” that helps new Windows 8 users find their favorite Google products:
The Google Search app comes with a clean and recognizable user interface. Our new voice search lets you naturally speak questions. The image search and image previews are built for swiping. And, as usual, you get immediate results as you type with Google Instant. The doodles you enjoy on special occasions will be right there on the homepage and even show up on the Google tile on your start screen.
The blog post also revealed that Chrome browser is now optimized for touch screens, and it is capable of staying open next to other favorite Google apps. Go to Google’s Get Your Google Back website to get Google Search and Chrome for Windows 8.
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Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) October 26, 2012