Not sure how this one went unnoticed, it’s a lovely tweak to Google’s mobile search page on iOS and Android devices. It is also noteworthy as Google rarely alters the look of its mobile landing page. Now, when you visit google.com from your mobile browser, you’ll notice four big icons sitting right below the search field: Restaurants, Coffee, Bars and More (which includes shops, ATMs, fast food and attractions).
Each icon takes you to a location-based listing with corresponding places, taking the pain out of finding the nearest place to eat or have a quick drink, wherever you happen to be. You can browse places in either list or map view, as well as check photos, reviews, business phone numbers and star ratings from credible sources such as Trip Advisor.
It’s also nice that each nearby place has links to its corresponding place page. Those useful treats were unveiled on Monday, at Google’s Search Event in San Francisco. Other major announcement include Voice Search on desktop, sci-fi-like Search by Image and Google Instant Pages. If you feel like sitting through an hour-long presser, check here.
Cross-posted on 9to5Google.com