Google Mobile Search 'Geolocation' for Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' Now Available!

Google seems to have turned on the geolocation feature on its mobile search site for Windows Phone Mango users. "Browser geolocation on Mango appears to work relatively fast, most definitely taking advantage of Microsoft's Orion geolocation database which powers Windows Phone's fantastic location API (and soon Windows 8).""Previously this feature was not shown to Windows […]

Google seems to have turned on the geolocation feature on its mobile search site for Windows Phone Mango users. "Browser geolocation on Mango appears to work relatively fast, most definitely taking advantage of Microsoft's Orion geolocation database which powers Windows Phone's fantastic location API (and soon Windows 8)."

"Previously this feature was not shown to Windows Phone users but now Mango-ers will be able to search Google local business listings without having to type their current location," revealed Long Zheng.

Google mobile search geolocation for Windows Phone Mango

Adopting the drafted W3C Geolocation API specifications, Internet Explorer 9 recently introduced support for this to support a common Javascript API to access the location of users using cellular, WiFi and/or GPS triangulation. This feature has now been extended to WP7.5 with Mobile IE9. Both iPhone and Android both introduced browser geolocation support for at least a year now.