google-thumbThere is a new slimmed-down version of the local box results being tested by Google for the mobile interface.  This version may end up showing in certain cases, such as where the user’s connection is poor, or where there’s a certain Google user interface A/B test.  Below is some captured screen shots by Sergey Alakov, which he shared on Twitter.

Here’s the slimmed-down version of the local box:


When these slimmed-down versions of the Google results page appears, you’ll see that the photos, map, blue interface and expandable button are gone.  It looks like the idea behind this is to make the loading speed faster.

This is what the normal interface looks like:


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