Google boosts mobile search for Android, iPhone, webOS

Google is trying to make it easier to find what you’re looking for on Android, iPhone and webOS by including universal search features into Google Suggest.

This will provide more information on your potential query in the drop-down box. Why would you want this?

“For example, let’s say you’re flying to London and want to know: Is my flight on time? Or what is the exchange rate of the pound? As you type the flight “Ba 284” or “Usd in pounds”, the answers are provided right below the search box, without having to wait for the results page,” Google said in its mobile blog.

Go right ahead to for this feature but this seems kind of useless on my Droid. I just hit the softkey on the home page whenever I need to do a search.

[Via Google mobile blog]

  • Kirk

    Well the Palm Pre and Pixi don’t have dedicated search buttons, so this make sense for them.
    I’m tapping this out on my Nexus One (well, speaking most if it – voice till text rocks).

    So I get your point about the search button. Then again, my browser shortcut is on my home screen and the home-page for that is Google’s mobile search.

    So it’s the same number of taps either way, if I’m already at my home screen

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