Google Instant comes to iOS and Android 2.2

November 4, 2010: 4:21 PM ET

The streaming search service from Google is now in your pocket.

Reports are coming in from both blogs and Google (GOOG) that Google Instant is now working on mobile devices.

Like the desktop version of Google Instant, when you type on your mobile device you'll see predictions of what you might be searching for. If you type [anse], for example, you should see [ansel adams] along with other predictions. Results for the first prediction appear automatically, and tapping on the other predictions will display those results. Pressing the enter key or the search button skips the predictions and will display results for exactly what you've typed. Check out our demo video:

On Android you'll at least 2.2 and on iPhone/iPod it appears to be working in iOS 4.0+ with other devices to follow.  The service is currently only available in the US but will be rolling out globally in the days and weeks ahead.

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Seth Weintraub
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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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