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Beta: Google launches Gesture Search for Android Smartphones
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 04.03.10 - 11:13:27 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 5753x
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Google has just launched a new way to search items on its Android smartphones - 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. Say you want to call your friend Anne. Just open Gesture Search and draw letter "A", and Gesture Search returns a list of items that have words starting with "A". If the "A" you draw looks a bit like an "H", as seen in the bottom left corner of the screenshot, "H" results will be brought up as well.

If needed, gestures can also erase a query by crossing it horizontally: left to right erases the entire query, and right to left removes the last letter or space in the query. Now you can either scroll down the list to find Anne or write more letters to refine the search.Additionally, Gesture Search improves search quality by learning from your search history, so Anne's contact info will jump to the top of the list the next time you write "A".

To download Gesture Search, search for it in Android Market but as mentioned above, Google Gesture Search requires Android 2.0 or greater.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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