Voice Search and Search by Image, two new ways to search from your desktop, has been introduced toady at the Google’s Inside Search media event in San Francisco.
Also, Google lauched two new mobile features designed to make mobile search even better.
These new mobile features are now available on Google.com on Android (version 2.2+) and iOS (version 4.0+) in 40 languages worldwide.
First, “Google introduced “new shortcuts” to commonly searched local categories, like restaurants, coffee shops and bars, in the form of icons on the mobile google homepage,” revealed Google:
“Shortcut icons appear at the bottom of the mobile homepage. Tap “More”, to select from additional popular categories like shopping, ATMs, gas stations, etc., a new part of simplified Places homepage (www.google.com/m/places).”
“On the results page, you’ll see a map with markers for your current location and places around you. When you scroll through the results, the map remains at the top of the page and adjusts automatically to the listing you’re looking at. That way, you can see the listing information while still getting location context from the map. Tapping on a result will quickly show you more about a place including reviews and other useful details. Discovering great places nearby has never been easier on your mobile phone,” Google explained.
Another feature introduced is “an ability to add suggested phrases to the search box and “build” your search piece by piece.” This feature is already available on the Google Search app for Android and iOS devices and now also available on Google.com from your mobile browser,” Google stated.
Watch the video below to see how you can search faster with less typing.
[Source: Google Mobile blog]