Thursday, February 19, 2009

Google Mobile App Released for Windows Mobile

The Google Mobile App team announced that Windows Mobile users would be able to enjoy the application on their devices as well. As many of you might already know, the Google Mobile App has been designed to provide users with much easier access to their favorite Google applications from the device's Today screen, while also being able to perform faster searching on their Windows Mobile-powered phone.

According to the team, users will not have to wait any longer for the browser to open so that they are able to perform a search, while the search history will facilitate the typing, so that they are enabled to get their search faster than before and with fewer clicks, all thanks to the newly launched Google Mobile App for the Windows Mobile operating system.

In addition, Pocket PC users are also able to experience an even faster search, through the addition of the Google Mobile App to the start menu (Settings: Menus). At the same time, they also have the option of configuring a hardware key (Settings: Buttons), which would grant them fast access to it from any application running on the phone.

When it comes to speed, the team says that they managed to obtain about 50 percent faster times with the Google Mobile App when compared to navigating to the search engine from the browser's page, while the queries were identical.

The Google Mobile App has become available for any device running under Windows Mobile in the US, UK, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, and Germany. In addition, the team says, it is also available for iPhone, iPod touch and BlackBerry devices, although it seems that it won't work on all of RIM's handsets, as some users already reported.

Those interested in downloading it will be able to find it on Softpedia via this link, as well as on Google, here. Take a look at the Google Mobile App on Windows Mobile in this video before making up your mind as to whether to download it or not.