Looks like the caffeine and layout updates have been pushed!
ive talked about the new Google layout before and shown how with some cookies you can try it for yourself too :) that was last November and I theorized that the Caffeine update would be released with this new design. the suspected data center are listed below:
but i have still seen no news the update has gone out... then yesterday i jump onto Google and what do i find?
I was one of the users tested with the new layout without hacking my way onto the test. the design has changed some since I last saw it, there is now a city drop-down under the search box and a wonder wheel link with a few more options. I click around some but it was cool to be part of the actual test... from other tests ive heard they run the samples are taken from fractions of a percent of their traffic so it was cool to get on one of the test naturally... thats all for now ill post as soon as I know anything else about the update or new layout going live