Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has introduced a feature that lets users search terms using their fingers. The new feature has been labeled “Google handwrite”. Users are accustomed to the commonly used methods of searching terms on Google search, which include the old typing method, voice search, and of course, picture search.
According to the report published on Gadget Box, the feature can easily, and flawlessly transcribe at least 60% of the search terms, regardless of the nature of the handwriting. The report says that out of every five words handwritten, the feature got at least three correct.
Additionally, the feature has no limitations, if compared with other search methods. The writer notes that it could as well forward-type the moment you start writing, just like other methods; the auto-complete works flawlessly, notes the writer.
However, the writer points out that for some people it may be somewhat, boring, and perhaps seem classless, which she moves on to counter by saying that once you get accustomed to the feature, there is a chance that you might even end up adopting to it permanently. She notes that, she almost did.
According to the report, there are some threshold requirements for the operating system of the device being used.
Apple Devices: These will require the user to have a device that runs on iOS 5 and later versions.
Android Smart Phones: These will require Android OS of 2.3 and later versions, while tablets running on Android software will require version 4.0 and above.
How to Enable the Feature and Start Using
If your device beats the above qualifications, then the next step is to open your browser, and look for the settings button on your Google search page. There you will find a spherical icon that you can check to enable Handwrite. From here onward, you will only need to double tap the new Handwrite icon any time you want to handwrite your search terms.
Google Inc. has been on the front page in setting up new standards in the technological world, especially the one that involves the web. The company recently introduced the 3D maps for Apple iOS 6, ahead of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), the developer of the software, as earlier reported in one of our posts.
The company’s CEO and co-founder, Larry Page, missed the company’s 2nd quarter earnings call, due to health reasons,but Google seems to be doing well; it also expressed that its social platform, Google+, is on the right track exhibiting over 250 million users have joined the platform.