Google has changed the look of the mobile search engine result pages. This time it is rolling out a rounded mobile search results interface. The new layout will feature curved corners which were not there in the previous design iteration.
Take a look at the comparison of old and the new search result pages.
This change could be attributed to the exponential growth in mobile searches. Google is trying to make the overall mobile search user experience better.
A Google spokesperson has confirmed this update:
“We’re constantly working to improve your Search experience. That means not only introducing new features for exploration and discovery but also enhancing the look, feel and design of search results. Now we’re rolling out an update to mobile that includes a wider bar to enter your search queries and a simple, white background which helps elevate and declutter the content from the web as you browse.”
One thing that I have noticed is that the new UI is only showing up for ALL results. If you were to switch to NEWS, the old search result format is still present. I guess they will be rolling this out to different results in future or maybe its just showing up for me!
I like the new layout, the curved boxes are highlighting the result cards better.