Google Introduces Handwriting Search for iOS and Android Devies [Video]

Posted July 26, 2012 at 7:00pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 12158 views

Google has launched a new Handwrite feature that makes it easier to search on mobile and tablet devices.

Say you're standing on a busy street corner, in a bumpy taxi ride, talking with a friend, or sitting on the couch with your tablet. Handwrite enables you to search by just writing letters with your finger most anywhere on your device's screen-there's no keyboard that covers half of the screen and no need for hunt-and-peck typing.

Go to in your mobile browser, tap on "Settings" at the bottom of the screen and enable "Handwrite." Note that after you've saved the setting, you may need to refresh the homepage to see the feature. (On tablets, the Search settings are available as an option behind the gear icon.)

Once the feature is enabled, tap the Handwrite icon on the bottom right corner of your screen to activate the writing surface. Write a few letters and you'll see autocomplete options appear below the search box. If one of the options is what you're looking for, just tap it to search. For longer queries, you can continue writing and use the arrows next to the autocompletions to move the right one into the search box. Since you can write anywhere, you don't have to look back and forth repeatedly from the keyboard to the search box.

Handwrite is available to iOS5+ devices, Android 2.3+ phones and Android 4.0+ tablets -- in 27 languages.

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ratGT - July 27, 2012 at 12:11am
Wow!... A 22 year-old technology (electronic handwriting) became all of the sudden Google's latest 'cool' and 'amazing' feature... That's REALLY lame and nothing to 'cheer' about Google!...
Josh James Tim - July 26, 2012 at 8:01pm
We are gay roommates.
Josh - July 26, 2012 at 7:44pm
Android sucks...
James - July 26, 2012 at 7:37pm
That's kind of cool!
Tim - July 26, 2012 at 7:21pm
What's a "divies"?
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