Mobile Search Just Got A Lot Easier With Google Handwrite Release
The inconvenience of using tiny keypad to type search queries on your mobile device is now over. A new way of searching has emerged at the hands of Google engineers.
From their blog -
“Say you’re standing on a busy street corner, in a bumpy taxi ride, talking with a friend, or sitting on the couch with your tablet. Handwrite enables you to search by just writing letters with your finger most anywhere on your device’s screen—there’s no keyboard that covers half of the screen and no need for hunt-and-peck typing.”
Google’s latest update to mobile search allows users to write their search query directly on touchscreen devices.
Google Handwrite is a sleek and well-designed mobile feature that allows users to write characters anywhere on their touchscreen device using only their fingers.
Not only is “hunt-and-peck typing” no longer necessary, Google Handwrite allows users to type characters using their thumb while holding the phone at the same time. Which eliminates the need to use two hands to search.
Which devices can use Google Handwrite:
- iOS 5 version of Apple devices
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for tablets
Google Handwrite currently accommodates an astounding 27 international languages.
How to activate Google Handwrite in your mobile browser:
- Click ‘Settings’ located at the bottom of the screen display
- Activate “handwrite”
Google assures users that Handwrite is meant to complement typing instead of replacing it, but with such an easy alternative to pecking, the user-friendly choice is clear. See for yourself.