Google Revamps Image Search for Feature Phones
Today Google announced that it has enhanced the image search capability for most feature phones. The new function will pack in between 8 and 14 images onto a screen's display after users search for an item. Clicking on one of the images will take the user to a page with information about that image, where they may also choose to view the image and its associated web site or jump to the next picture. The enhanced image search feature is built into the mobile Google home page. It is free to use.
Google Image Search Gains Badges to Help Classify Results
Google today added a new tool to image search that should help clarify what type of content is available within the individual search results. Moving forward, people will begin to see small badges in the bottom left corner of image results that indicate what's behind the image.
Google Now On Tap Lets You Search Selected Text and Images
Google today announced an update to its Now On Tap feature for devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Moving forward, users will be able to highlight the exact set of text they'd like to search via Now On Tap.
Bing for iPhone Let's You Search via Pictures
Microsoft has updated its Bing search application for the iPhone and added the ability to search for images captured by the camera. The tool, similar to Google Goggles, lets users take a picture and then use the picture to perform a search.
Microsoft Brings Bing to Android Lock Screen
Microsoft's Garage team recently released a new app for Android handsets called the Picturesque Lock Screen. The lock screen adds Bing's home page images to Android devices.
Paying for wallpapers=obsolete
Maybe this will help break anyone of that insanity.
I notice T-Mobile is more likely to pull that scam on cheap phones. Blackberry and Windows phones can receive images and ringers, but the samsung T329.