Google Instant Coming to Mobile Devices

More

Ah, now we get it! Google Instant, which shows the results of your searches as you type, is coming to mobile search by the end of the year. And as Om Malik points out, this is where the service could be really useful.

Google plans to introduce Google Instant on mobile devices such as the iPhone and BlackBerry before the end of the year, company VP Jonathan Rosenberg told a group of Wall Street analysts on its quarterly earnings call yesterday.

"It's relatively soon, sometime this fall. Fall lasts a little bit longer in California though," Rosenberg quipped, indicating that it might be close to the end of the year before the service makes its debut on mobile.

Frankly, I can't wait. As Liz said in her launch news analysis, Google Instant is a mobile app-like approach to search. Last month, when Google introduced Google Instant, a new faster way of accessing search results, my initial reaction was a bit ho-hum. Thanks to the limitations of 140-characters of a tweet, my reaction seemed much more dismissive. Fast forward to today, and all I can say is -- wow, was I wrong in jumping to conclusions too soon. That was because I wasn't thinking about it from a mobile perspective.

Read the full post at GigaOm.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Alexis C. Madrigal

Alexis Madrigal is the deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com. He's the author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology. More

The New York Observer has called Madrigal "for all intents and purposes, the perfect modern reporter." He co-founded Longshot magazine, a high-speed media experiment that garnered attention from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the BBC. While at Wired.com, he built Wired Science into one of the most popular blogs in the world. The site was nominated for best magazine blog by the MPA and best science website in the 2009 Webby Awards. He also co-founded Haiti ReWired, a groundbreaking community dedicated to the discussion of technology, infrastructure, and the future of Haiti.

He's spoken at Stanford, CalTech, Berkeley, SXSW, E3, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and his writing was anthologized in Best Technology Writing 2010 (Yale University Press).

Madrigal is a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley's Office for the History of Science and Technology. Born in Mexico City, he grew up in the exurbs north of Portland, Oregon, and now lives in Oakland.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

A Fascinating Short Film About the Multiverse

If life is a series of infinite possibilities, what does it mean to be alive?


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Death of Film

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

Video

How to Hunt With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

Video

A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

An action figure and his reluctant sidekick trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

Video

I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Writers

Up
Down

More in Technology

Just In