Evelyn Kao, Product Manager at Google, announced today here that “In order to provide an optimal experience, user location determines NOW the country service the user receive results for across Google Search and Maps. Historically, these services have been labeled and accessed via country code top-level domain names (ccTLD) such as [google.ng for Nigeria] or [google.com.br for Brazil].”
Today Google “updated the way they label country services on the mobile web, the Google app for iOS, and desktop Search and Maps. Now the choice of country service will no longer be indicated by domain.” Instead, by default, users are served with search results according to the country service that corresponds to their location.
If for some reason, Google Search is not working in the correct country, users “still can go into settings and select the correct country service they want to receive.” Here how: