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Voice Search, Visual Search and Results Prerendering

June 14th, 2011

Google is constantly innovating. Other companies would settle into a nice comfortable niche and start exploiting their customers.

Amplify’d from googlesystem.blogspot.com
Two of the most important Google mobile services: voice search and visual search will now be available from your computer.

Voice search, a feature that’s built into Android, also works in Google Chrome and allows you to search using your voice. Chrome added support for the Speech Input API back in April and it’s the only browser that implemented the API. Right now, Chrome’s speech input feature is only available for English.

While voice search and visual search are useful, the most impressive search feature launched by Google today is Instant Pages. The new feature only works in Chrome 13+ (available in Canary/Dev Channel and soon in beta), but it will radically improve your search experience. Chrome prerenders the top search result if it’s likely that you will select it, so you no longer have to wait for the page to load. You might remember a feature called “prefetching” that was first supported by Firefox. Prerendering is a lot more powerful than prefetching.

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