Google Updates Gesture Search for Android

Chris CrumTechnology

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Google has announced a new version of its Gesture Search Android app, which has been available in Google Labs. This would be version 1.2, and includes a new motion gesture.

"By doing a 'double flip', or flipping your phone away and then back, you can start Gesture Search at any time," explains Yang Li, a research scientist on Google's Gesture Search team. "This eliminates the need to activate Gesture Search from a home screen shortcut. "

"You can turn the feature on or adjust its sensitivity in Settings," adds Li. "We've also fixed some bugs and improved usability by adding accessibility support."

Gesture Search is available for Android devices running Android 1.6 or higher. It is available in the Android Market.

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