Google unveils faster, cleverer mobile search

Google today unveiled a new mobile search tool that it claims will give phone users a quicker and more intuitive search experience than they've previously known.

As well as delivering more relevant results, the new service also offers enhanced local search functionality, whereby it can remember recent search locations and ensure that relevant local results are factored into subsequent searches.

This should provide benefits to business users who find themselves in different towns, cities or even countries frequently as, once a user has entered a location, searches result in data that is specifically-tailored to that location.

"We're excited to introduce Google's new mobile search service, which will make it easier and faster for people to find what they're looking for anytime, anywhere," said Steve Cheng, Google Mobile's search product manager. "With millions of mobile phones in use worldwide, our goal is to make the Google search experience even more useful and relevant for users on the go."

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Maggie Holland

Maggie has been a journalist since 1999, starting her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. In 2006, just weeks before ITPro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of ITPro, she was appointed group editor of CloudPro and ITPro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for ChannelPro, in 2016.

Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.