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Google Now Allows You to Hand Write Your Search Query

Yesterday Google announced that users will be able to hand write their search queries on their smartphone or tablet when on Google.com. The feature was designed for those times when typing is inconvenient such as bumpy car rides. Is this just a gimmicky update or is it a better way to facilitate search?

  • http://twitter.com/woozle Dan Tallarico

    Pretty interesting stuff. I mean, if it’s a possibility, why not? It’s more of a novelty I’d try once then toss to the side. Well, maybe twice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/julia.cowher Julia Katherine Cowher

    Definitely an interesting new feature that increases the ease of search on mobile and tablet platforms. However, I think it would be difficult to write something longer than a single word search term on my iPhone. Neat but gimmicky feature.

    • http://twitter.com/woozle Dan Tallarico

      As long as you can scribble out “pizza” I’d consider it usable.

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