Google announced in a blog post on its Mobile Blog an update to the Google Search app for pre-Android 4.0 devices. The update brings faster performance, grouped suggestions as you search, the ability to delete search history by long pressing, and country specific search suggestions. Ice Cream Sandwich users are already experiencing these features, but for those of you who do not fall under that category can download the updated application from the Android Market. Google shares a few other tips:
- Tap the arrow to the right of a search suggestion or history item to add it to your search term before searching.
- Get suggestions from other apps on your phone – check out searchable items in Search settings.
- Long press on home screen to add the Google Search widget, if you don’t have it already, to access search faster.