Android handset search function easy as A,B,C

4 March 2010 — 3:06 PM

Mobile recycling an option to consider?

People who were waiting to see what 2010 held for smartphones before recycling their mobile phone to buy a new one may decide to invest in an Android handset.

Google has announced in its official blog its new Gesture Search, which allows customers of Android-powered handsets to quickly find installed applications, contacts, music or a bookmarked page by drawing a letter on the touch screen.

The company claimed that searching by voice may not always be appropriate in certain situations, while typing to get the correct search suggestion can sometimes be too time consuming.

Crossing the letter out from left to right erases the search query, while more letters can be written to further refine the search.

Such innovative technology now available via smartphones could see a surge in people getting money for their old mobile phones in order to upgrade their handset.

Customers of the Google Nexus One were recently told that a new Desktop Dock was available through its online store, allowing the handset to be charged while photo slideshows, weather updates and the time and alarms still being available.

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