I was trying to be productive and did a quick Google search when I noticed that the SERPs (search engine results pages) had just gotten a facelift. Apparently not everyone is seeing this yet, so Google is probably slow-releasing these changes, but here is a preview!
Screen-shot #1 shows the new, clean header with side navigation:
This second screen-shot shows the updated (and more colorful) pagination:
I like it. It appears that location-based search will play a larger role in upcoming search results, as the currently set location is directly under the search box.
Sorry, China, but you probably won’t get to see the new style anytime soon. :/