Google updates mobile interface with new navigation

Visitors to Google.com using mobile devices can now access other Google services using a pop-out menu.

The updated Google mobile site features a new slide-out drawer pointing to other Google services.
The updated Google mobile site features a new slide-out drawer pointing to other Google services. Screenshot by Casey Newton/CNET

The mobile interface for Google.com is getting an update to showcase a fuller range of Google's services.

Some visitors to the site began noticing the change today. Tapping an icon in the left-hand corner of the screen reveals a slide-out menu featuring a host of other Google products: Google+, image search, maps, YouTube, and more. Tapping those icons in turn takes you to the mobile version of the product.

The previous version of the site placed other services in plain-text tabs above the main search window. The new view shows off the product's icons and makes the links bigger and easier to tap.

Google confirmed to CNET that the design is now rolling out to all users.

(Via The Verge)

Update, 4:21 p.m.: This post has been updated with Google's confirmation of the redesign.
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