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Google patents new search gesture

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Google patents new search gesture
Google patents new search gesture
Expect mobile searching to get much easier very soon.  Google has been granted patent protection for a new gesture that will allow you to search content on a touchscreen device simply by writing "go" on your device.  The search is initiated by drawing a lowercase g and extending the tail to circle the content you want to search.  Other search engines could be used by drawing an s instead, or w for Wikipedia.  It is a very simple idea, but in a mobile world where cutting, pasting and searching can be cumbersome this could be a real time saver.  Google hasn't commented on it yet, but we'd expect to see it in mobile versions of Chrome in the future.

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posted on 25 Feb 2012, 13:09 4

1. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Has google not heard of gesturizer

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 13:15 2

2. x7black7x (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)

beware google idogs are coming

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 17:18 2

3. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)

Wasn't there an app like this a while ago that did something similar and it sucked?

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 19:29

4. gp284 (Posts: 120; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

ever heard of the browser dolphin?

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 22:17 1

5. frydaexiii (Posts: 1214; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Think Google's getting bloody pissed at Apple for patenting everything in existence...

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