Google Instant for iPhone and Android

Google has just introduced the new feature “Google Instant” for most iPhone and Android handsets. This service is currently available in US only but more countries will be added soon.

Just like the desktop version of Google Instant, when you type the search queries on your iPhone or android, you see the results and predictions instantly before landing on the actual result page.

Steve Kanefsky, Software Engineer at Google, says:

With Google Instant on mobile, we’re pushing the limits of mobile browsers and wireless networks. You will probably notice a big improvement in speed when you search thanks to a new AJAX and HTML5 implementation for mobile that dynamically updates the page with new results and eliminates the need to load a new page for each query.

Google Instant for mobile works best on 3G and WiFi networks, but since the quality of any wireless connection can fluctuate, we’ve made it easy to enable or disable Google Instant without ever leaving the page. Just tap the “Turn on” or “Turn off” link.

We hope you’ll enjoy using Google Instant for mobile as much as we enjoyed making it. It’s currently available for Android 2.2 (“Froyo”) devices and iPhones and iPods running iOS 4 in the U.S. in English. We’re working to support additional countries and languages and more devices in the coming months, so stay tuned.

How to Turn on Google Instant on iPhone and Android:

Open the browser of your mobile and go to You will see a link ‘Google Instant Turn On’ beneath the search box. Tap this link to activate this new feature. If you don’t see the link, refresh the page several times. The users outside the US will have to wait little longer for this feature.

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By A. Usman

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