updated 10:05 am EST, Wed December 5, 2007
iPhone version of Google
Google has launched an iPhone version of its homepage, linking itself even more closely with Apple. While the iPhone already had an integrated version of Google Maps, American users who visit Google.com from an iPhone are now redirected to a new page, somewhat resembling the iPhone edition of Facebook. Tabs at the top take users to Gmail, Calendar, Reader and "More" (Picasa, GOOG-411, etc.), while many pages have a secondary menu bar, letting users pick app options such as Gmail's "Contacts."
Importantly, content in apps is more cleanly formatted for the iPhone, with larger fonts and tables, as well as a vertical orientation to eliminate the need for horizontal scrolling. The site should also work properly on the iPod touch, but this appears to be restricted to American visitors at present, as accounts suggest that Canadians are not being redirected.