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Android gets Gesture Search (or as I’ll call it “Ink Search”)

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Finally, a search option on a modern mobile I can get excited about: Gesture Search on Android 2.0. Draw a letter on the screen and find anything on your Android phone that starts with that letter.

Per the Official Google Mobile Blog:

Today we’re pleased to announce Gesture Search, a new Google Labs application for Android-powered devices running Android 2.0 or above in the US. Gesture Search lets you quickly find a contact, an installed application, a bookmark or a music track from hundreds or thousands of items, by simply drawing alphabet gestures on the touch screen.

Not quite full handwriting recognition or ink but it’s a step in that direction. Gesture Search is available for download now.

Via Gizmodo

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

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  1. Paul N

    03/04/2010 at 1:55 pm

    Just downloaded and first impressions are great.

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