Is That Google In Your Palm?

 
 
By Ben Charny  |  Posted 2006-02-23
 
 
 

It seems that now whenever a cell phone short messaging service or Web browser  queries Google's search engine,  Google adjusts the results to fit the phone's smaller screen, writes Google software engineer Roger Skubowius. It's in order to "make it as easy as possible to read on a small screen," he writes.

To do so,  Google will have to sometimes break-up the page into smaller pieces, "and do our best to show you the portion that's relevant to your query, first."

A reminder (not contained in Skubowius' blog). It's likely you're going to be paying for it. Make it a point to check the cell phone service contract about data costs before rushing out to Google on your phone.

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