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

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