The mobile version of Google.com
keeps on evolving and offers various services to smartphone users. The latest novelty feature called "Near me now" is still only available for the browsers of the iPhone
-based handsets. It allows people to take a look at information on nearby objects (via the option „Explore right here”) or search for area specific venues like restaurants, cafes, pubs etc. To properly utilize „Near me now” you would need an iPhone running software version 3.0 or newer or Android handset equipped with OS 2.0.1 or newer. According to Google, the service is only accessible from the US, but customers from the UK state it works just fine, provided you use Google.com instead of .co.uk. We hope the extra feature becomes available in various languages soon and, of course, functional on a global scale.
source: Google Mobile Blog