Mobile browsing is becoming increasingly more popular, and Google search from mobile devices is expected to overtake desktop devices this year.
Now Google is trying to make it easier for you to find content that will work on your mobile device, and it will notify you in search results if a website or parts of that website will not work on your mobile device or tablet.
A common annoyance for web users is when websites require browser technologies that are not supported by their device. When users access such pages, they may see nothing but a blank space or miss out a large portion of the page’s contents.
Starting today, we will indicate to searchers when our algorithms detect pages that may not work on their devices. For example, Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices or on Android versions 4.1 and higher, and a page whose contents are mostly Flash may be noted like this:
You can see below what will be shown in Google’s search results if a website is not compatible with your mobile device, when you are searching on Google on your smartphone or tablet.
Google has been concentrating on mobile search for some time, as mobile devices become more and more popular. We have seen some major changes to browsing habits of our readers over the last 12 months, and now more than 60 percent of our readers use either a smartphone or tablet to read Geeky Gadgets.
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