The Google Mobile app has been updated to support the iPad. If you’ve used the Google Mobile app on the iPhone, then there won’t be any surprises in this one – it’s the same app now as a universal binary supporting the iPad.
I updated it just a while ago on my iPad and gave it a quick spin. Voice search works just as well as always and I didn’t spot anything new.
For those who haven’t used Google Mobile before, here is some detail on its features and abilites, via its App Store page:
Google Mobile App includes the following features:
* Search by voice – speak your queries in American, British, Indian or Australian English accents, also supports Mandarin Chinese and Japanese
* Just talk – simply hold your iPhone to your ear and say your query
* My Location – avoid typing your current location when searching for nearby businesses (e.g. "pizza" or "starbucks")
* Google Suggest – tap suggested web search queries and local businesses that appear as you type
* Search history – quickly search again for queries you recently performed
* Contact search – search your phone’s contacts.
* Vertical search – search Google Maps, Images, News, and Shopping
Google Mobile App also links to Google’s other applications so that you can easily navigate to them.
This app has been on my iPhone home screens for a long time; it’s good to see it updated for the iPad. You can find this latest version of Google Mobile in the App Store now, and it remains a free app.