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Android smartphones & the iPhone are now enabled for Google Instant Search

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Android smartphones & the iPhone are now enabled for Google Instant Search
Most people are now quite familiar with the Instant Search feature found when using Google's web site on their desktop computer, but now it's going to make an appearance in the mobile space as well.

In fact, both Android powered smartphones and the iPhone are now enabled to take advantage of this neat feature that'll provide relevant suggestions as you search for something using Google.com. Available on iOS 4 and Android 2.2 devices, there will now be a “Turn on” link directly below the search bar which will essentially allow you to keep the feature off or on. In order to experience the best performance, it's recommended that you have either Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity.

Steve Kanefsky, a Google software engineer says, “With Google Instant on mobile, we're pushing the limits of mobile browsers and wireless networks. You will probably notice a big improvement in speed when you search thanks to a new AJAX and HTML5 implementation for mobile that dynamically updates the page with new results and eliminates the need to load a new page for each query.”

source: Google Mobile Blog via Mobileburn



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posted on 04 Nov 2010, 16:29

1. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Ive been waiting for that since instant was created thumbs up for Google instant

posted on 10 Nov 2010, 10:03

2. GIP (unregistered)


In regards to organic search Google Instant Preview has got to be the worst idea that Google could have put out there. As an SEO expert I absolutely love Google Instant Preview but They've seriously messed up with this one. I'll disclose how athttp://www.googleinstantpreview.com shortly.

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