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MacRumors
Nov 4, 2010, 02:07 PM
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9 to 5 Mac notes (http://www.9to5mac.com/33948/google-instant-starts-to-hit-ios) that Google has started rolling out its "results-as-you-type" Instant search feature to users visiting the company's homepage on iOS devices. The feature does not yet appear to be available in all locations within the United States, but it should presumably be coming soon to those who have not yet seen it appear.

Notably, the feature is opt-out, meaning that it will be the default behavior for users on the company's site unless they choose to turn it off.

Article Link: Google Instant Rolling Out to iOS Devices (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2010/11/04/google-instant-rolling-out-to-ios-devices/)



abbstrack
Nov 4, 2010, 02:45 PM
went to the website and had the option to turn the beta on...

nice.

too bad i'm an app person and not a webapp person...

Corbin052198
Nov 4, 2010, 02:49 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

I love that feature.....

Hope it doesn't slow down our devices.

petvas
Nov 4, 2010, 02:49 PM
Seems to be working for me, but I still haven't decided if I am keeping it on or not, as it sometimes slows down things.

RodThePlod
Nov 4, 2010, 05:28 PM
Seems to be working for me, but I still haven't decided if I am keeping it on or not, as it sometimes slows down things.

Works well for me here in London. Haven't noticed any slowdowns with it.

RTP.

cmwade77
Nov 4, 2010, 06:58 PM
I really just want to see Google Navigation come to the iphone, it work really well on my wife's phone. I don't care about google instant, I think it is a flop on the computer, why would I want it on my phone?

mulo
Nov 4, 2010, 07:23 PM
what is it?

Maverick1337
Nov 4, 2010, 08:51 PM
when i go to google.com on my iPhone 4, my safari crashes.

Ding.Dong
Nov 4, 2010, 09:12 PM
Who actually goes to the Google homepage anymore?

OrganMusic
Nov 4, 2010, 11:35 PM
I disabled it on all my computers the first time they had it up as I found it rather annoying. I do like the search suggestions that come up in the search field but I don't think having the whole screen flash every time you hit a key is really any advantage

spillproof
Nov 5, 2010, 12:36 AM
I'm not really a fan of this on desktop browsing, so I'm skeptical about it on my iPhone. It is not available for me yet.

Who actually goes to the Google homepage anymore?


On my iDevice, never. On my Mac, it is my homepage.

iWonderwhy
Nov 5, 2010, 01:17 AM
Who actually goes to the Google homepage anymore?

Isn't it the most visited web site on the internet?

MacGiver
Nov 5, 2010, 07:13 AM
it is easier to search through the search bar on the top right...

g0doyers
Nov 5, 2010, 12:42 PM
Wonder how great it works with the pull up keyboard in the way??

DrumApple
Nov 6, 2010, 10:09 PM
I and everyone I know absolutely HATE this feature.

ajphares
Nov 7, 2010, 04:47 PM
I and everyone I know absolutely HATE this feature.

Everyone I know absolutely loves this feature, so I guess it's even.

macintologist
Nov 8, 2010, 07:54 AM
I wish google didn't assume just because they have a 1000 GBPS internet connection doesn't mean everyone else does.

b0blndsy
Nov 9, 2010, 10:48 AM
I disabled it on all my computers the first time they had it up as I found it rather annoying. I do like the search suggestions that come up in the search field but I don't think having the whole screen flash every time you hit a key is really any advantage

I don't like this instant search option also and disabled it but after few days if turns on aurtomatically. Is there a way I can premanently disable google instant.

tablo13
Nov 9, 2010, 06:30 PM
Works only from Atomic Browser with private mode on for me. Maybe Google Instant should be an opt-in, since it's hard to permanently disable without logging in.

TheFinch
Nov 19, 2010, 10:51 AM
I really like Google Instant except when I start typing and then pause. Then whatever that partial search is automatically clutters up my history.

Dias
Nov 19, 2010, 04:56 PM
Hmm, does it work for you in Google UK? :confused:

b0blndsy
Nov 23, 2010, 12:04 PM
Works only from Atomic Browser with private mode on for me. Maybe Google Instant should be an opt-in, since it's hard to permanently disable without logging in.

Hey nice idea, by logging in its at least disabled till I log out, but I wonder by logging in there might be some tracking of my search activities.

Lrayh82
Nov 29, 2010, 02:12 PM
Some of you are complaining about instant search on the desktop. I don't have a super fast connection and it works great. There isn't any screen blinking just smooth typing with results showing below as you type. This probably uses a form of Ajax so it shouldn't have any effect on the type field. Besides, Google is one of the fastest websites because it is simple text being streamed to your browser (IE very little bandwidth needed.) Mobile 3G is only somewhat slower than my default connection so I can't imagine it being much slower.

b0blndsy
Dec 20, 2010, 03:34 AM
Some of you are complaining about instant search on the desktop. I don't have a super fast connection and it works great. There isn't any screen blinking just smooth typing with results showing below as you type. This probably uses a form of Ajax so it shouldn't have any effect on the type field. Besides, Google is one of the fastest websites because it is simple text being streamed to your browser (IE very little bandwidth needed.) Mobile 3G is only somewhat slower than my default connection so I can't imagine it being much slower.

I don't like google instant not because of the connection speed or page load time but of the fact that sometimes results / searches google shows is not exactly but I am looking to search for.