Google Android Now Accepts Scribble SearchesBy Chris Weiss
If you can’t quite blurt your mobile search out coherently–due to, say…grotesque levels of inebriation, you certainly can’t handle typing. Now Android handsets bring you another option that you should be able to execute even if you’re fall-down, wet-yourself sh** drunk: scrawling big letters on your touchscreen. So long as you’re awake and have enough fine motor skills to handle scribing large letters, Google’s newly released Gesture Search should work for you.
Available for Android 2.0 + phones, Gesture Search lets users search for contacts, installed applications, music tracks and bookmarks by drawing alphabet gestures on the screen. Simply sketch aletter on the screen and the phone will bring up a list of search results that begin with the letter. If your handwriting is a little sloppy, Gesture Search will bring up a list of words that begin with several letters that look like yours. And if you’re totally off–say your letter B looks like a sagging pair of donkey balls–you can erase the query by wiping left to right.
Gesture Search is available now at Android Market. It looks like a decent weapon for your search arsenal. [via Google Mobile Blog]