Google is making some hefty changes to Image Search for the iPhone and Android platforms. According to the Google Mobile Blog:
- The thumbnails are square to maximize the number of images we can get on the screen at one time so you can scan them quickly
- You can swipe to see the next or previous page of results, or tap the large, stationary ‘Next’ and ‘Previous’ page buttons
- We optimized for speed so that the images appear quickly when you browse
More details, and a video after the jump.
So far the search is available in 38 languages, with enhancements that extend into the full image viewer as well. You’ll notice images on a black background, with swipe-to-next controls available.
And what would a feature release from Google be, if it didn’t include a video?