A few days ago, I wrote a post about the Google's new design. I happened to see the design while accidentally landing on Google India website in my office. It was a bright design with bigger and more stylish buttons and textbox. In my enthusiasm, I wrote a long post detailing the changes and also assuming some old features as new ones. As soon as I realized my error, I took back the post with an apology on Twitter.
After watching the Google India site closely for a few days, I can say with certainty that Google is serving the new design to some, while showing the old design to the rest. When I visit Google India from ny home, I get to see the old design.
How does the new design look? Have a look at it yourself.
Click on the image for a larger version.
Google has also made some changes to its design. The logo has become a lot more brighter and has shed its dropshadow. The search box has also been increased in size along with the buttons. The basic layout, however, has been left unaltered.On search result pages, the sidebar has icons with the options of searching all of Google (that's the Web), images, blog, books, etc.
Here are some more screenshots of the new design partly introduced by Google. Click on the images for a larger view.
Google search introduces images from webpages in search results.
Google offers page previews in search results.
Google real-time Twitter updates.
Google image search.