Google improves Mobile Search for BlackBerry 6.0 smartphones

By Michelle Haag on 30 Jun 2011 05:55 pm EDT
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Google is rolling out all sorts of changes this week. Not only did they announce Google+, but they've been working on some UI changes both on the web and for mobile devices. Today they have updated and improved Google search on BlackBerry 6.0 devices. Accessible in 20 languages in 700 countries, if you have a BlackBerry on 6.0 (for example the BlackBerry Torch or Bold 9780), head on over to www.google.com on your device and check it out. You may need to clear your browser cache before you see the changes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Source: Google Mobile Blog, Thanks Jerry!

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Google improves Mobile Search for BlackBerry 6.0 smartphones

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My love for SkyNet is renewed. Google! I mean Google!

I specially like Image Search... It was really messed up on OS6, not it is just awesome!

EDIT: Nothing new on OS5 thou? I'd check but I don't have my old 8520 here (I converted mum hehe)...

If I search google from the browser's address bar or from universal search is still defaults to the desktop version :( Seems like you have to go to google.com first to get the optimized version.

I have never liked how performing a Google search in the address bar shows results on the desktop version of Google. I hope RIM changes this soon...

Not getting that page as shown above. Images page just has blank squares. Cleared cache, installed twice, rebooted, soft reset..?

Too bad the google search in Universal Search isnt set to display this mobile page. I'd have to access google.com through the browser to have this page displayed. Any solutions?

I noticed this as well, and hope they'll fix this, but that probably won't happen untill new OS Builds!

For now I keep using QuickLaunch for this, while this refers to the Mobile Page =).

i haven't noticed a single bit of difference. still crappy. must be rogers i guess. where's my os7? where's my touch 9860? *sigh*

Just cleared my Cache and it works great when typing http://Google.com (or as I used to do http://Google.nl), although, when I use the Build In Google Search trough the OS6 Browser I end up on the "Normal" Google LayOut.

Is there a way to Change this, or do we have to wait Untill RIM changes this in their OS? It really Bothers me! Cause the only thing that seems to matter is just a "/m".

Also while "Geolocation" is turned "On", Search "Places" won't ask to get my Current Location. So I wouldn't say it's improved especially for BB OS6 ;).

So this has nothing to do with the blackberry google app, right? (meaning: We're talking about the browser experience?)

Nevertheless, I'm not finding anything new when I use google from within my browser.