Google Makes Mobile Search Suggestion Location Aware

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Google Makes Mobile Search Suggestion Location Aware

The Google Mobile Blog has just posted a short note announcing a new feature of its search suggestion on Google.com 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 Google.com 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 Google.com home page on your mobile phone’s browser. Once you’ve turned on these two options, you can visit Google.com 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, Ask.com, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building... Read Full Bio
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