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This article was published on July 15, 2014

Google now indicates when a page in its search results won’t work on your device

Google now indicates when a page in its search results won’t work on your device Image by: Getty Images
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Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

Google will now indicate when a page listed in its search results won’t load properly on your device. For instance, if a site requires Adobe Flash you’ll see the following message on your iPhone, iPad or Android device running version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or higher:

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It’s a small change, but one that should encourage web designers and developers to adopt widely supported browser technologies. Just to emphasise, this doesn’t mean Google will remove these sites from its search listings – although a drop in engagement is bound to occur moving forward.

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Featured image credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images