Like it’s desktop equivalent Google Instant for mobile is designed to make searches faster by delivering the results in real-time as the user types.
“If you type ‘anse’, for example, you should see ‘ansel adams’ along with other predictions,” explained software engineer Steve Kanefsky in a blog post on Official Google Mobile Blog.
“Results for the first prediction appear automatically, and tapping on the other predictions will display those results. Pressing the enter key or the search button skips the predictions and will display results for exactly what you’ve typed.”
Google Instant for Mobile is powered by HTML5 and Ajax technology, which eliminates the need to load a new page for each query, he added.
A turn on/off link offers users an easy way to disable the feature should they find the quality of their internet connection cannot fully support the new functionality.
Google Instant for mobile works best on 3G and WiFi networks, however as there maybe problems where wireless connections are slow Google has added a facility to enable or disable Google Instant using a “Turn on” or “Turn off” link.
Google Instant for mobile is currently available for Android 2.2 (“Froyo”) devices and iPhones and iPods running iOS 4 in the US in English.
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