Items tagged with Google Instant

Google launched the latest version of Chrome late last week with support for multiple new features. While Google no longer labels Chrome with a version number or admits such a thing exists, information under the "Stats For Nerds" link in the browser's task manager confirms that this is Chrome 9.0.597.84. There are no default UI changes, at least not when updating from Chrome 8.2. One of the new features Google is introducing with Chrome 9 is disabled by default. It's called Chrome Instant and it extends Google Instant functionality across the entire browser. For those of you who aren't familiar... Read more...
If you haven't noticed, it's a big week for Google. A really, really big week. They re-introduced Chrome OS, shipped the first Chrome OS notebook (CR-48) and revamped Gmail for Android. And now, they are revealing that Google Instant is available worldwide for Mobile devices. Last month, Google Instant (which is a new feature that pops up search results in real-time as you type) launched on mobile in Beta. Now, it's out of Beta, ready to roll in official fashion. Google Instant for Mobile is now available in 28 languages and 40 countries worldwide, whereas the Beta only worked with English. If... Read more...
Google Instant is being rolled out to Android and iPhone users, in beta form. Earlier, Google had enabled the new "streaming search" functionality on a few selected Android devices (Droid X, Droid Incredible, Droid) earlier. Now Google has apparently approved it Android and iOS-wide. Google's Instant search changes search results as you type. It's been available on the desktop for some time, but only now is coming to mobile devices. For now, you need either Android 2.2 (Froyo) or and iPhones and iPod touch running iOS 4.x. Also, it's only available in the U.S. and English. More devices will be... Read more...
Have you noticed something different about Google recently? Yesterday, Google started rolling out a major overhaul to its familiar homepage. Now, you'll see instant search results that are generated with each key that you type. These results will be shown in addition to the search suggestions that were previously available. The new feature is known as Google Instant. It's based on the idea that people type more slowly than they read. Because you'll be able to scan for results while you type, Google hopes you'll find the right content more quickly than before because you won't have to finish typing... Read more...