Do you do a lot of web searching from your Android device? If so, you might find today's little gift from Google a pleasant one. Google now gives you the ability to preview pages that come up in search results.
Whenever you perform a search, you will now see a little magnifying glass next to each page in the results. By tapping on it, a new screen will pop up that allows you to scroll through the page previews for each of the websites in the result list. This is particularly handy if you know you're looking for a specific page, but aren't quite sure if it's one of the ones in your results.
More details, screenshots, and a video after the break.
The page previews are pretty hard to read, even on a phone with a large screen. On a tablet, they are much clearer. However, graphics are relatively easy to make out, enabling you to do a visual scan for the page you're trying to find. You can easily navigate through the visual index using arrow buttons that appear on the screen.
One curious thing I noticed is that the arrows did not always appear when searching from my tablet, even though my user agent is set to Android.
I'm not exactly sure how often I might use this feature, especially with the fairly bad preview images, however, it's definitely a "nice-to-have" on the rare occasion I might find it useful. How about you? Will you use this feature often? Give us some feedback in the comments section below.