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Google Adds Captain Kirk Flair to Gesture Search

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Aug 12, 2010, 6:11 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Aug 12, 2010, 7:09 AM

Google recently updated its Gesture Search application for the Android platform. Before the update, users needed to open the application by clicking on an icon. The update takes advantage of the accelerometer, and will now open when the Android handset is flicked back and forth in a gesture similar to that of Star Trek's Captain Kirk when he opened his communicator. Gesture Search let's users draw letters directly on the touch screen to start searches rather than type on the device's keyboard. The updated version of Gesture Search (version 1.2) is a free download from the Android Market.

more info at Official Google Mobile Blog »

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Mr. Scary

Aug 12, 2010, 8:35 PM

This...feature.....isespeciallyuseful....

...when you go to priceline.com.
KriisCDW

Aug 12, 2010, 7:56 AM

Captains Log

Star date... .. 2010 08 12... .. .

Nerds dream come true. Just wait until this gets incorporated into a case or skin that visualizes this effect.
If only my EVO had a gold mesh flip up cover.. it'd be a perfect match!
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What I would give to have that green Orion belly dancer appear on my screen. Very Happy
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...that remark. You are dead on! I want this.
lray801

Aug 12, 2010, 5:36 PM

This would be GREAT...

...if it worked. I installed this...as did three other people in my store...and the gesture control doesn't seem to work, even with the setting on easy. I got it once quite by accident and haven't been able to since.... Anyone else seeing this?
bluecoyote

Aug 12, 2010, 12:02 PM

And they say...

Android users don't get laid Laughing
 
 
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