March 26, 2010
Written Search

Written Search

Google themselves rightly point out, “as mobile phones become increasingly powerful and can store more data” there is the requirement to find more efficient ways to search and bring up the content that you want, fast. Google are now bringing Gesture Search to Android. What does it do? Well, for example, it enables you to roughly draw onto the screen the first letter of a contact that you are trying to find in your address book, and hey presto, it takes you right there;

Today we’re pleased to announce Gesture Search, a new Google Labs application for Android-powered devices running Android 2.0 or above in the US. Gesture Search lets you quickly find a contact, an installed application, a bookmark or a music track from hundreds or thousands of items, by simply drawing alphabet gestures on the touch screen.

Another useful addition to Android we’re sure you’ll agree. If you would like to try out Gesture Search, you can look it up in the Android market. Due to the fact that this is a ‘Google Labs Launch’, you can find more information about the project in general if you had on over to the Google Labs page.

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.
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