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Google Location Based Search Suggestion

If you often search the web on a mobile device like iPhone or Android based phones like (Nexus One or Droid), then you must get annoyed every time you need to make a search for a long keyword. Mobile keyboards are not as friendly as full-sized computer keyboards, so its obviously much harder to type on.

To overcome this problem Google in US has just announced search suggestion feature for all Android power devices and iPhone. The search suggestion feature will match your intended query and give you meaningful suggestion (based on your location) on the fly to reduce the time and effort it takes to submit a search.

Check out the sample screenshot is below:

For instance, when a user in the Boston metro area types “Muse”, suggestions such as “museum of science boston” and “museum of fine arts boston” are provided because these are popular attraction of Boston. On the other hand, users in San Francisco who begin their query with “Muse” will see suggestions for museums in the San Francisco area. By using the device’s current or most recent location, Google now will be able to offer even better, more useful suggestions than ever before.

How to Try Google Search Suggestion

If you wish to try out this Search Suggestion yourself (only available in US currently), go to www.google.com using your phone browser and start typing a query to see the new location optimized suggestions.

Note: Refresh the page if it isn’t working for you for the first time and also make sure that you have turned on “Save recent locations” and “Allow use of device location” under the Settings link on the google.com home page.


So, what do you think ?