Gesture search hits Android 2.0 phones

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google gesture search.jpgTired of tapping away at a touchscreen to search files and folders on your smartphone handset? Well that could all be a thing of the past thanks to Google’s new Gesture Search app.

If you’re a US owner of an Android 2.0 handset such as the Google Nexus One or Motorola Droid (or Milestone as it’s known to UK residents), you can now draw characters onto the touchscreen with the app to search contacts, music, bookmarks and more.

Drawing the first few letters of the word will drag up any appropriately named files and programs. If the app confuses your inputs, it’ll simply bring up results based on all the characters it feels you were most likely trying to draw.

It’s a little disappointing that this didn’t get a simultaneous release worldwide, but we’ll keep you posted as to when it hits the UK Android store.

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Gerald Lynch
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