Over at Google Mobile Blog , Google has a new freebie for Android 2.0 and above users , Gesture Search at Google Labs . All the user has to do is open Gesture Search and draw the corresponding letter , like if I want to search Andy , al I have to do is draw the letter A and I will get all the contacts, installed applications , bookmarks and music tracks starting with A .
For those with a sloppy handwriting like me , it will even return matches which starts with letters which are closer to what I’ve drawn like if my A looks like H I will get both A and H results. Enter the second alphabet for a more refined search so on and so forth . The Gesture Search also keeps track of your favorites which will show up as first next time you run the query .
You can download the application from Android Market.and more information can be obtained from Google Labs page where Google would like to have your feedback
In my opinion it’s a good approach but need improvement , why run gesture search , can’t it be always running my default so at any screen just drawing a gesture will bring out the search . On a second thought is it the start of new hand writing recognition system for Android - just thinking