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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5 Comments

1. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Has google not heard of gesturizer

2. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

beware google idogs are coming

3. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

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

4. gp284

Posts: 120; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

ever heard of the browser dolphin?

5. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

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