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Google Instant Comes To iPhone And iPod Touch

November 4th, 2010 11:04 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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Google has just released the beta version of Google Instant for iPhone and iPod Touch running iOS 4 or later.

Google Instant displays the search results as you type. Google believes that it makes search faster and saves valuable time.

Google had released the desktop version of Google Instant back in September.

Steve Kanefsky, Software Engineer at Google explains how the feature works:

Like the desktop version of Google Instant, when you type on your mobile device you’ll see predictions of what you might be searching for. If you type [anse], for example, you should see [ansel adams] along with other predictions. Results for the first prediction appear automatically, and tapping on the other predictions will display those results. Pressing the enter key or the search button skips the predictions and will display results for exactly what you’ve typed.

You can checkout the demo video of Google Instant:

The feature is currently available only in the US, Google is working to add support for additional countries and languages.

To try it out, go to google.com in your iPhone’s Safari browser and tap the Google Instant “Turn on†link beneath the search box. You can just tap the “Turn on†or “Turn off†link to enable or disable Google Instant.

I like the desktop version of Google Instant but I hardly go to google.com to search for things on the iPhone. I use the Google search box in iPhone’s Safari browser so I hope Google brings this feature to the search box sometime in the near future.

Do you like the Google Instant feature? Please let us know how well it works for you.

[via Google’s Mobile blog]

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