Google Makes Mobile Search Suggestion Location Aware

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The Google Mobile Blog has just posted a short note announcing a new feature of its search suggestion on for mobile phones.  Currently working on iPhone and of course on Android phones, the new search suggestion feature now either remembers your phone’s last location or your current location.

This means that you can save some precious time trying to determine which among the search results are relevant to you, based on where you are right now, or where you have been the last time you use on your Android phone or iPhone.

Example given is when  you’re typing “muse” on your mobile phone while you are somewhere in Boston, Google will suggest “museum of science boston” and “museum of fine arts boston.”

To make the new feature work, you must activate the “Save recent locations” and “Allow use of device location” on the Settings link at home page on your mobile phone’s browser. Once you’ve turned on these two options, you can visit and start typing your query and see how well the mobile search engine will give you its suggestions.

Arnold Zafra
Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google,, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building three niche blogs covering iPad News, Google Android Phones and E-Book Readers.
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  • rohini

    well, new technology, new innovation every day…’s new feature is pretty good…users will definitely take out advantage from this new feature….G3-(Good Going Google)

  • Having the location tracker is a good idea for this Google Application especially when you’re targeting on information which are location based and are useful for reviews, evaluations, and so forth. As you carry around your mobile all the time, searching will be more convenient this way.