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Google Searches Mobile Web

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Jun 17, 2005, 12:13 PM   by (staff)

Google is beta testing a new service that would allow phone users to search sites specifically formatted for mobile devices. The "mobile web" option will search for results on XHTML pages, as opposed to a standard "web" search which still looks for HTML pages, even when accessed from a phone. This makes clicking through to get more information an option for most phone users. This new option is now available to any user visiting Google's homepage from a mobile phone. Google also offers standard web, image and local searches through the same page.

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Jun 17, 2005, 12:56 PM


This is NEW? I remember searching Google's Mobile web with my 7160 a few years ago. Is this different...really not new??

I also remember using Google's WAP page to search regular web pages as well.
For a very long time Google has let you search the full web from your phone, and even provided a free web-to-WAP conversion service with the results.

But to my knowledge Google has not indexed WAP pages and made them searchable until now.
Actually, I may have jumped the gun... this new service aparrently searches xHTML pages, while there may have been an older Google offering that searched WML pages...
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