Google Search on Android in action

Android-powered phones (we only have one so far, T-Mobile’s G1) in the future will have lots of Google-powered mobile applications and today let us take a quick look at the mobile version of Google Search that has been integrated with the much talked about T-Mobile G1.

It sure looks great but some impatient tech geeks are not at all happy with it. Mark Hendrickson from TechCrunch for an example questioned the usage of keywords on the mobile version of Google Search:
Typing on such a small object is a tricky and error-prone chore, regardless of whether you have a real physical keyboard or a plastic touch screen. Browsing and flicking around - two behaviors popularized by the iPhone - require less effort and ensure more precision. Unfortunately, they are very primitive behaviors that don’t afford much data to the device.

Source: TechCrunch

He’s right of course but do we have other better alternatives at the moment?

I’m afraid no (let’s not talk about those fancy but not-so-popular mobile user interfaces put forward by startup companies). Until we have something better out there, let’s just stick with whatever Google has at the moment.

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