Using the recently introduced Gears Geolocation API, Google has come up with yet another way to make mobile search better for Windows Mobile devices.
Today, Google announced a new feature called Mobile Search with My Location for Windows Mobile smartphones, which enables users to search for nearby business faster and easier.
Google Mobile Search with My Location uses the same Cell ID technology that powers Google Maps for Mobile, and can be enabled directly on the Google Mobile home page.
All users would have to do is go to google.com, click on My Location under the search bar, and perform searches just like they always do. But with My Location enabled, the search results being returned will be much closer to home, since it finds nearby businesses first before searching elsewhere.
Currently, My Location is only supported by a handful of different devices, all of which running the Windows Mobile operating system. However, Google assures us that they are working hard to put support on future phones as soon as possible.
This is a great new feature that many users should find useful. It will only be available in the US and the UK initially, though.
Check out the video below to see it in action.
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