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Google Instant Search Availble On-The-Go

Google Instant, a search feature desktop users have enjoyed since Sept., is now available in beta form on iOS 4 and Android 2.2 Froyo devices. Google searchers can point their mobile browser to to turn on the Google Instant to let Google instantly present the first predicted search results. Users expecting Google Instant access from the search function integrated into the operating system will be disappointed.

“With Google Instant on mobile, we’re pushing the limits of mobile browsers and wireless networks. You will probably notice a big improvement in speed when you search thanks to a new AJAX and HTML5 implementation for mobile that dynamically updates the page with new results and eliminates the need to load a new page for each query,” posted by Google Software Engineer Steve Kanefsky, on the Official Google Blog.

Unfortunately, Google Instant only supports English for users in the U.S. Nevertheless, Google promises support for additional countries and languages in the future.

As with Google Instant on desktops, words Google deemed naughty are blacklisted on your iOS 4 and Android devices too.

  • alyoshka
    From te desktop to the phone top :) good going, I'd say.....
    I just hope searching for a contact on my phone book wouldn't be going thru the browser....
  • joytech22
    I may get thumbs'd down for this but i'm going to proceed..

    Didn't google instant work on most (smart) phones anyway? well i think it did on Opera anyway..
  • bnot
    Am I the only one who actually hates google instant.
  • amk09
    bnotAm I the only one who actually hates google instant.
    yes, i feel lost without it now
  • endif
    I may not be running the fastest PC, but I am surely not running the slowest. Even on my corporate fiber connection google instant search will freeze up as I am typing. It has made google searching painful. I turn it off wherever I go.
  • Anomalyx
    I'm not sure I could ever fully adjust to using instant. Rather than not knowing if you're going to have to hit enter because you might have a word in your query that blocks instant, I just hit enter anyways.

    And on a different note, I take issue with the people who claim that the "words banned from instant" is a version on censoring. Just hit enter! I certainly know that if I was at work and started to type "fuchsia" and had a slight pause after "fuc", I would be very thankful that google didn't instant-search for the much more common word that starts with "fuc". Quit complaining that you can't get your porn faster! Nothing at all was lost when instant was implemented.
  • What about data caps? Won't this be bad for people with data caps?