My own software coder stumbled across this problem, however he cant work a reason around it.
Here's the scenario:
Our software has an inbuilt Google browser that returns a Google page that looks like this: http://screencast.com/t/GZQJODvxk7i2
However, if we go to Google.co.uk and do the same search we get the new looking Google page: http://screencast.com/t/Jfp1NbwY
Now, we dont quite know why this is the case. This is a recent change to Google and has caused our inbuilt browser to retain it's old look while not taking on the new look.
It's worth mentioning here though that if I click on Settings in the top right hand corner (see first image) then press Save Preferences, the inbuilt browser WILL return the same looking web browser as the second image, but that step has to be done in order to do it.
I thank you for your answers with this problem.