atlrus - 5:26 pm on Oct 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
Google is simply following the crowd moving from desktop to mobile devices. Folks no longer want to search, they simply want answers.
Who is still searching on mobile?!? The only thing people search on a mobile phone is the app store :)
I want to check the NFL scores on my phone - I got live score app for that, why would I search google for it? I need a restaurant? I have an app for that. Need movie times? App. Check my bank account? My bank has an app. Need direction? Map App. News? News app. I honestly don't remember the last time I did a google search on my phone.
If you talk about mobile as in a tablet - my wife's iPad displays google results just like a desktop and my Android tablet uses browser set as desktop. Not sure about the original browser, but I think it also shows 10 results.