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May 1, 2008

Google for iPhone, Widely Available

Google's unified interface for iPhone is now available internationally and for Google Apps users. Launched in December 2007, "Grand Prix" integrates the most popular Google services in a fluid interface that loads fast and is customizable.

Google Mobile Blog announces that the interface is available "in 33 new markets and 16 new languages, from Argentina to New Zealand, from Swedish to Chinese". If you have an iPhone, a simple visit to google.com should direct you to the special interface, while allowing you to go back to the "classic" interface. For Google Apps users, the address is a little bit complicated: http://www.google.com/m/a/DOMAIN (for example: http://www.google.com/m/a/google.com).

Google for iPhone packages rich mobile interfaces for Google Search, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Reader, Picasa Web, Google Notebook and now Google News. Unlike the mobile interfaces offered for other devices, Google shows search suggestions, auto-complete for Gmail contacts, slideshows in Picasa Web and includes a presentation viewer in Google Docs.

I'm sure the plan is to extend the availability of this mobile offering to other high-end phones.


Update: an older iPhone interface is still available at http://www.google.com/m/i and there's also a classic Google homepage at http://www.google.com/m/classic. iGoogle for iPhone can be found at http://www.google.com/ig/i.

7 comments:

  1. I was checking out the iPhone page on my iPod touch, and didn't see an option for Notebook in the tabs. Just thought you should know.

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  2. Really its great . It will help me to operate my apple more efficiently.

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  3. I didn't see an option for Notebook in the tabs. Just thought you should know.

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  4. Why even go with the iPhone anymore? The thing was never a phone to begin with because it never connects calls and the Android is so much better!

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  5. Google isn't going to get left behind for sure. They will do what ever it takes to stay ahead of the game.

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  6. Yeah, it's great. Actually i'm still using google in my iphone wherever i am..this is great..

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  7. Richard, really? thats cool!

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