Google's in the process of scrapping its short-lived black navigation bar and is simplifying things with a uniform plain grey search bar armed with drop-down menus; very reminiscent of the Google search bar add-on from Internet Explorer's yesteryear.

As of writing we're not seeing the new Google bar, but the next stage in Google's ecosystem redesign should be with us shortly, for better or for worse. Let's hope it's an improvement rather than the big step back they made with Google Reader. [Google via Gizmodo UK]


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