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Google Instant beta rolls out to iPhone, Android

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:53PM EST

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Google announced Thursday that its Google Instant service is now available for some iOS and Android-powered devices. Google Instant, which launched in September of this year, provides search suggestions as the user types. Search results are also automatically populated beneath the search bar, and they are refined as the user types or cycles through suggestions. Now, Google has officially moved the Google Instant experience off of the PC and onto mobile devices. Users of the iPhone and iPod touch (iOS 4+), and Android devices running Android 2.2 now have access to the Google Instant beta for mobile on Google’s homepage. The service can be enabled from beneath the search bar and it works just like the desktop version. So, if you like Google Instant on your computer, definitely check it out on your smartphone. Hit the jump for a video demo.


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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.