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SERVICE: Google introduces Mobile Search with My Location for Windows Mobile
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 12.09.08 - 08:14:09 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 12427x
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Previously, when you went to google.com from your Windows Mobile phone's browser and performed a local search, the results were tailored to the last location you entered. Now, using the Gears Geolocation API, Search with My Location approximates your actual location using the same Cell ID technology used by Google Maps Mobile. So if you want to find sushi nearby, just type "sushi" and Google will return local business listings around you. If you want to know the forecast, type "weather". If you want to search somewhere else, specify a location in the query like "pizza Kansas City".

Note that some devices don't yet support My Location. For this reason, Google initially launching the feature on the devices listed in this help center article while Google said it continues to work with manufacturers to add support to future phone versions as well.

Unfortunately, Search with My Location will be initially available in the US and UK only. To get started, visit google.com from your phone and click on the My Location link under the search box (you may have to refresh the page to see the link).

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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