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Google Introduces “Handwrite” Search for Android and iOS

Google is going back to its roots of making searching the web easy. Taking to its official blog on Thursday, the Internet search guru announced the availability of Handwrite.

Targeting mobile device users, this web-based feature allows users to perform Internet searches by writing words with their finger. This feature can be enabled by tapping settings at the bottom of Google’s homepage and then selecting “enable Handwrite.” You may need to refresh your homepage for this feature to start working once you have enabled this option.

Handwrite doesn’t require that any additional software be installed and is compatible with tablets and smartphones running Android 2.3+ and iOS 5+.

We played around a bit with this new search feature and found it to be fairly responsive.

The predictive text correctly interpreted our input most of the time when we tried searching “TechnoBuffalo” and “Android” in lowercase and uppercase lettering. If you’d like to take a closer look at Handwrite in action, check out the video above.

[via: Google]

Mark Hearn

Mark Hearn is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. Covering the mobile scene for several years, he also has a love for film, sports, gaming...