Mobile search is about to get a lot easier, thanks to Google’s expansion of instant search results to Google mobile.
“Google Instant makes search faster by displaying not just predictions but actual search results as you type,” the online search giant posted on its blog Friday.
“This saves valuable time on a desktop browser, but wouldn’t it be great to have Google Instant on mobile devices, where each keystroke and page load is much slower and you frequently have just a moment to find the information you need?”
Two months ago, Google announced plans to bring Google Instant to mobile, and this weekend the beta version will be available to most iPhone and Android devices in the U.S.
“To try it out, go to google.com in your phone’s browser and tap the Google Instant “Turn on” link beneath the search box (if you don’t see the “Turn on” link, try waiting a moment and then refresh the page).”
The move represents yet another major step forward for mobile search as the limits of mobile browsers and wireless networks continue to be pushed by bold new developments.
Google Instant Search is currently available for Android 2.2 devices and iPhones and iPods running iOS 4 in the U.S. in English.