iPhone/iPod touch: Mobile Safari joins Android and BlackBerry browsers in getting location awareness with Google, using GPS or Wi-Fi triangulation to figure out what food, stores or other goodies are nearby when you search.
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Jealous of the very cool search-by-voice feature available to Google Mobile users on both the iPhone and Android? Well, if you're a BlackBerry user, today you get to join in the fun. Not only does the new Google Mobile for BlackBerry feature search-by-voice, but it also adds a My Location feature to search so that you can do local searches for nearby businesses. BlackBerry users, rejoice! You can grab the latest version from your phone by pointing your browser to http://m.google.com/.
Windows Mobile only: Google Mobile for the likes of the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry have been around for a while. Now the autocompleting, quick search application is also available for your Windows Mobile phone. While the WinMo version of Google Mobile isn't quite as saucy as the iPhone or Android versions—which support search-by-voice features—but the app is still a winner for quick and easy searches from your phone. Hit the link below for a closer look at the Windows Mobile page, or go to the main Google Mobile page to check in on the availability of Google Mobile for your phone.
Google has just release a new tool called Google Sync, a service that syncs your Google Contacts and Calendar wirelessly to your iPhone, BlackBerry, Symbian, or Windows Mobile phone. Google Sync uses a Microsoft Exchange server to keep all of your contact and calendar data in sync over the air. If you've added a new calendar appointment from your desktop, Google Sync will push the update to your phone. Likewise, changes you make from your phone are automatically synced to your Google account in the cloud.
After a small delay, Google released their new and improved Google Mobile for iPhone app yesterday. We gave you our one-word review, but now it's time for a closer look at Google's impressive new voice recognition search app—the one that's going to make typing to search on your phone a thing of the past.
The search-by-voice iPhone app we heard about lasgt week may not have shown up as planned, but it is now available from the iTunes App Store. The iTunes page itself doesn't show the app as updated, but download and sync it anyway, and you'll notice a shiny new Google Mobile on your iPhone complete with voice-recognition. I've just started playing with it, but my initial one-word review: Amazing!
Search for local businesses in your area without resorting to your clunky mobile keyboard with the new, quietly unleashed Google Mobile feature found at google.com/m/lcb. When you navigate to the "lcb" page (local businesses?), Google Mobile identifies what city you're in (or tries to—my test had me in either Columbus, OH
Google already released a fast and friendly optimised mobile page for iPhone and iPod touch users, but now they're at it again. The mobile page is sporting an updated look, faster navigating, and improved auto-complete suggestions for everything from search to Gmail contacts. You can also customise tabs and use your iGoogle homepage from the mobile interface. You may be wondering why Google is so gaga for iPhone interfaces, but the fact is, when Google's Andriod phones hit the streets, they'll be running a similar WebKit-based browser, so even if you're not looking to buy an Apple product anytime soon, this interface may be in your future.
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Google has updated their mobile homepage for iPhone users for quick and easy access to all of your Google apps with a simple, fast, and attractive tabbed interface. The tabs link to the straight- up Google Mobile homepage (which offers dynamic as-you-type suggestions) along with iPhone-optimised interfaces for Gmail, Gcal, GReader, and a More tab that provides access to Docs, SMS, GOOG-411, News, Picasa web albums, Blogger, and Notebook. The recent addition of IMAP in Gmail has made it that much easier to access and sync your Gmail online and off, but with the simple access to Gmail and other Google apps through the new and improved homepage, it may be just as simple if not more so to use their online portal—especially if you're a Google apps junkie.