Google Improves Search on BlackBerry Devices

By on July 1st, 2011 07:46 GMT

Owners of BlackBerry smartphones now have the possibility to enjoy a better Google search experience on their devices courtesy of a series of updates the Mountain View-based Internet company performed to the service.

The improved Google experience is available now for all BlackBerry 6.0 WebKit-enabled devices in the form of faster and easier search and a series of enhancements brought to the homepage and search result pages.

The new improvements should prove great additions especially for those who use touch-enabled Blackberry devices, Google announced.

The list of changes that Google made to its search page for BlackBery devices includes:

- Enter searches faster: Save time by using autocomplete and search history queries that appear beneath the search box as you type.

- Web search: Find what you're searching for fast. Comprehensive results pages let you see relevant websites, images, videos, news, real-time results and more. Simply click on the arrow button ‘>>’ to the left of the top search box for more refinement options.

- Image search: Swipe through image results quickly and easily on touch enabled devices. Start by selecting ‘Images’ at the top of www.google.com, then enter a search. From there, click on any image to view a larger size.

- Local search: Find restaurants, shops and other popular business categories with a single tap. Start by selecting ‘Places’ at the top of www.google.com, then click on an icon from the Places homepage.

All these improvements are available now for almost all BlackBerry handsets from Research In Motion that run under the BlackBerry OS 6.0 or newer, and which sport WebKit browsers. The BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry Bold 9780 are among the supported devices.

Google also announced that the new Google search for BlackBerry is available for users in 70 countries and that it can be accessed in 20 languages.

Those who would like to get a taste of the new features should simply point the mobile browsers on their devices to www.google.com. They can also bookmark Google Search on their phone's homescreen, for one click access.

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