Search on the go: from Toronto to Toulouse, London to Leipzig

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 | 2:25 PM



If you're in Canada, the UK, France, or Germany, then say hello, bonjour, or Guten Tag to faster and more intuitive search on your mobile phones. Starting today, our new mobile search experience is available in these four countries, giving you access to the information you need with minimal effort and distraction.

One of the ways we do this is by bringing you the most relevant result for your query, regardless of whether it's a local result, a web result, or what have you. If you enter a search for [sunflower] ("tournesol" in French or "Sonnenblumen" in German) for example, we know you could be interested in pictures of sunflowers in addition to web results. Another new feature is the ability to remember your recent search locations, so we can provide useful local results when you search the next time -- no need to retype the location! It takes just a few clicks to get listings for nearby restaurants, weather reports, and other information tailored to where you are.

To access our new mobile search service, point your mobile browser to the following: www.google.ca (Canada), www.google.co.uk (UK), www.google.fr (France), or www.google.de (Germany).

8 comments:

A.T. said...

why don't you do same to google.com? afraid to scare off average Americans with not-their languages? :)

Anthony said...

Does Google still sponsor and endorse the mTLD for the mobile Web?

What is Google's opinion with respect to dotmobi?

A.T. said...

@anthony haven't you noticed - Google (as well as Facebook, Yahoo and other internet companies) follow rather m.company.com pattern - you don't need to pay unnecessary fees to .mobi domain (yes, cut the middleman), while you can provide same optimized content on m.company.com with no difference :)

Aravind said...

what is this?

yanna said...

does google have any unsafe viruses?

vinod kumar said...

I want google brain

Linda said...

Please answer the comments on this post, I'd like to know about Google's take on .mobi sites too.

Guy said...

yes, please can google comment on google.mobi, i see what looks like a test is being carried out on m.google.mobi
i visited here: http://m.google.mobi/maps?dc=gorganic at google.mobi & when you click the 'visit here' the page doesnt resolve at http://maps.google.mobi/?dc=gorganic

clearly you have plans, care to share? or at least fix the broken links