Google launches Handwrite for mobile

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Google launches Handwrite for mobile
Scrawl your way to search results.
If you’re searching on a mobile device, Google may be about to make things easier for you with the roll-out of Handwrite. This enables users to search by writing letters or characters on their touch screen with their fingers. It is designed with bumpy journeys in mind so that people don’t have to hunt out letters on their keyboard and be pixel perfect in their selection.



Those interested in trying it out can visit Google.com and select Handwrite from the Settings tab at the bottom of the screen. The tool will then be available from the bottom right hand corner of the screen, which will enable the writing surface. This tool also makes use of autocomplete to assist users in finding what they are searching for.

Google has stated that the Handwrite tool is designed to complement rather than replace the traditional keyboard approach. The keyboard can be accessed at any time by tapping on the search box. More information and tips regarding the Handwrite tool can be found in Google’s Help Centre.The team has said that Handwrite is experimental. As a result, it works best on Android devices and in Chrome. Handwrite has been enabled on iOS5+ devices, Android 2.3+ phones and Android 4.0+ tablets in 27 languages.


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