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 mobile on BlackBerry
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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22 comments

diegonei

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)...

Cula

700 countries :o WOW!!

jafrul

Yeah.. 700 countries.. Including which planet other than eearth?..

jfs101

ROFL! It includes all the planets that are members of the Star Federation!!!

leontam

I just cleared my cache and tried it, it works!

AshDeezy

Will this work on my 9000

scook94

Ha! The "tilt" search now works! :o)

big_time2

Wow, this is really good. I am impressed.

If more websites did this I would never use my computer.

PR1MO1

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.

ligh7ning

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...

luqman24

Holy eff! Like finally Google! :D

ga.rhythm

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

orenzai

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?

JunkieXP

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 =).

Hamp

Sweet! "It's beginning to look alot like Gooooogle.....eeeeverywhere I gooo!"

Lorenn_x

Wow! I'm impressed. Looks great. :)

MaxPayne79

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*

JunkieXP

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 ;).

kelton

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.

deadlyheart4u

the interface has improved but as per my personal verdict its slower than the previous builds

phoenix raiden

This is amazing!!! I am totaly impressed!! Thanks Google!!