Google’s apparently got a new Google Search feature on the way that will let you compare mobile phones directly in Search, specs and all.
It was reported earlier that Google is paying Apple US$3 billion to remain as the default search engine on iOS. Now the search giant is also renewing a similar licensing deal with Samsung which would secure them significant search traffic on the world’s number 1 smartphone brand.
Some might not realise this but whenever you use an iPhone or an iPad, Google is the default search engine for iOS. Whether it is on Spotlight or Safari’s address bar, iOS integrates Google whenever you need to search on the web.
According to a CNBC report, Google could be paying as much as US$3 billion this year just to maintain this arrangement on iOS. That’s a huge increase from US$1 billion paid to Apple 3 years ago.
Have you ever wanted to Google something only to find out that you don’t have an internet connection? Then, in a huff, you keep your phone back in your pocket and forget all about what you wanted to Google in the first place.
Well, if that’s ever happened to you, the good news is that it’s not going to happen again because Google’s Search will now work offline.
Google is known for their quirky antics. They’re always loading Search with cool stuff like easter eggs, doodles and coin flips. Now, they’ve taken things to the next level and have implemented two classic popular games into Search — solitaire and tic-tac-toe
The 2016 Rio Olympic Games are almost upon us. In just a few days, we will be watching elite athletes from around the world duke it out for the pride and glory of their nations. But, with so many events, it can be tricky to keep track of them all.
That’s where Google comes in as the company will be rolling out new features to keep you up-to-date on the games.
If you’re a lazy sloth that doesn’t bother with the Play Store and instead searches on Google for apps, you’ll now get the ability to install those apps directly from the results. Earlier on, users were shown the app but clicking on the link would just throw them into the Play Store, where they would have to manually click again to get an app installed.
No more, says Google.
At least for some. Google is currently rolling out the new feature to Android users worldwide and it’ll come in stages.
How does a new car smell like? What’s that fragrant smell coming from your neighbour’s kitchen? Google
knows Nose has the answer. With its revolutionary development, you can now search based on scent or have the scent of what you’re looking for emulated digitally back to you. This makes it a perfect tool when you don’t have the words to describe what you’re searching for.
For more information, head over to Google Nose. Like all Beta products, it might not necessary work at all times. Watch the introductory video after the break.
Google has now introduced Handwrite, a new way to search on Google with your smart phone and tablets. To enable this, head to the Settings link on the mobile Google search and enable HandWrite, then save. You’ll see a “g” scribbled icon at the bottom right which you can toggle anytime on mobile Google search to start writing.
We tested it ourselves and the accuracy is pretty good. Obviously you would need to write clearly for it to register properly. HandWrite supports 27 languages but you’ll need to change your language preference in order to switch from English. This means you would need to change your default language to Chinese for it to recognise Chinese characters. In a rush for time situation, we feel that swyping is overall faster than writing. No doubt it is still a nice feature that comes built-in with the default mobile Google web page.
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Update: We tried keying in the BM equivalent terms like “senget” but didn’t get the same slanted results as the English terms
Try entering the following search words: “tilt”, “slanted” or “askew” or words along those lines using Google on your smart phone. Noticed anything odd?
The results page appear to be slanted to one side. What is Google up to?
BlackBerry users, sorry, you won’t be getting a tilted search results page on your device.