Google Handwrite for smartphones and tablets since its launch in the summer of 2012, now become more easier and faster to handwrite searches on Google — and lets you distinguish between “ambiguous characters, overlap your characters, and write multiple characters at a time in Chinese.”
Those new, “Handwrite enables you to search by just writing letters with your finger most anywhere on your device’s screen–there’s no keyboard that covers half of the screen and no need for hunt-and-peck typing.”
To enable Google Handwrite, go to Google.com on your smartphone or tablet, go to settings, select “Enable” Handwrite, and save the settings.
So, what’s new in this release, Google says, they now provide alternate interpretations of characters such as lowercase “L”, the number “1”, or a capital “I” or Japanese characters like “イ” and “ィ” which look nearly identical but are different characters can now be selected from above the space bar.
“If Google interprets your handwriting one way and you meant the other, you can now more easily make a correction,” Google adds.
Secondly, on mobile phone screens which’ve smaller screens, Google has now removed squeezing letters across the width of the screen or writing one letter at a time, “now let you write letters on top of one another.”
Additonally, Google now let you write more than one Chinese character at a time on a line, making it much faster and easier to enter your search.
For more tips and tricks about Google Handwrite, check this Help Center article.