As the iPhone breezes past the 200,000 apps mark, Google continues to move away from native apps by continuing to make their web interfaces more native app-like. The latest comes in the form of:
This new look only applies to, as usual, Android and the iPhone. The new look consists on a menu that slides search results off screen when a menu bar drops down.
And, although it is not mentioned, Google Maps mobile looks a bit different too. You can see a screenshot I took on an iPhone with a long set of map options that you don’t see on the native Google Maps app on the iPhone. All this is probably to prepare for the possibility of:
1. Apple booting Google Maps off as the installed native apps in iPhone OS 4.0
2. The release of the first Chrome OS netbooks/smartbooks