Google Instant For Android Mobile Devices Coming Soon

by mohit on October 30, 2010

Google Instant’ is the new and enhanced search engine that was rolled out by Google earlier in September for the desktop PCs and required Chrome v5/6, Firefox v3, Safari v5 for Mac or Internet Explorer v8 web browsers to function. Google Instant is a faster and more efficient way to search the internet through Google search. Google Instant auto-populates relevant search results as you type words into the search box, making the need to hit the search button unnecessary (for the most part).

The same is now expected to launch for the mobile phones and it might hit the select Android devices(like Motorola Droid Incredible, Droid and Droid X) right now. In fact, the feature is reported to be in action and working fine by some of the users. Since the three reported handsets that are indeed seeing Instant on their phones are all Verizon devices, it could be up to the carriers to make it available. We’ll just have to wait and see.

But one thing that the Android phone users can be sure of is that it would not require a Software/OS Update. Instead, in true Google fashion, the feature will simply “turn on”.

For those who do not have Instant on their phones, give a look at some of its benefits :-

  1. Faster Searches: By predicting your search and showing results before you finish typing, Google Instant can save 2-5 seconds per search.
  2. Smarter Predictions: Even when you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, predictions help guide your search. The top prediction is shown in grey text directly in the search box, so you can stop typing as soon as you see what you need.
  3. Instant Results: Start typing and results appear right before your eyes. Until now, you had to type a full search term, hit return, and hope for the right results. Now results appear instantly as you type, helping you see where you’re headed, every step of the way.

So, Verizon Droid users can feel proud to experience the feature first, but that feeling would not last for long as it is likely to be on other handsets very soon.

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