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Google Instant search hits Android and iPhone

Newsbrief by Todd Haselton on Friday November 05, 2010.

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Today Google announced that its Instant Search feature, which begins to provide search suggestions as you type in a search term, is now available at Google.com on iOS 4 devices and and on Android 2.2 smartphones. Google says there's a "Turn on" link just below the search bar that will let you toggle the feature on and off. Google Instant works best on 3G and Wi-Fi networks. "With Google Instant on mobile, we're pushing the limits of mobile browsers and wireless networks. You will probably notice a big improvement in speed when you search thanks to a new AJAX and HTML5 implementation for mobile that dynamically updates the page with new results and eliminates the need to load a new page for each query," Steve Kanefsky, a Google software engineer said. Additional languages and support outside the U.S. is coming "in the coming months."

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