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Google Gesture Search puts your contacts just a stroke away

Chris Ziegler

If you look under the hood, Google's been beefing up Android with support for gestures that developers can take advantage of, and the power and flexibility of that capability is now being demoed by none other than... well, Google, of course. Gesture Search -- which is currently being billed a Google Labs project -- lets you draw letters on the screen to reach contacts and other content on your phone, an especially nice shortcut for those who like to avoid the on-screen keyboard as much as possible. As it learns what you tend to search for, the quality of the searches improves, meaning you need to swipe less to get to frequently-accessed items. It needs Android 2.0 to do its thing, but if you've got a so-equipped phone, it's available now from the US-localized Market.

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