Google had updated its mobile search engine so that universal search results are combined with Google Suggest. In plain English, what that means is that as you start typing in the search box, Google won’t just try to auto-complete your words. It will also try to figure out if you’re asking a specific question and give you the answer before you’re even done typing.

For instance, if you start typing NY, Google might suggest NY Times. And if you star typing “weather london,” a brief forecast should pop up. When I started to ask how much 290 Euros was in dollars, Google spat out the answer before I even got to the word “dollars.” That’s partly because Google Suggest results aren’t just based on common queries from other users, but also your location, search history, and other personal characteristics.

Google has been offering results like these in the desktop version of its search engine for a while. But now if you visit from a mobile browser, you should get Google Suggest universal search results as well.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...