Google Search

Google searchGoogle Search: Apple / Android

This brings a lot of Google into one app. It has Google search (which includes Google Goggles for Apple users and voice search), as well as access to many other Google products: Books, Google+, YouTube, Drive, Maps, etc. If you use a lot of Google products, you can also have the app remind you of upcoming things on your calendar, show you the day’s weather, and more.

Getting started

  1. Download and open the app and you may be asked to log in with your Google account, so log in.
  2. The app automatically opens on the Google search page, so you can type your search into the search bar or click on the microphone to speak your search.
  3. You can also click on the little boxes at the top of the page to see all the other Google products you can access via this app.

Here are some screenshots to get you started.

When you enter the app you’ll see the Google search page. You can use it like you do on a computer and just tap in the search bar and type your query, or you can click on the microphone to speak your query, as is seen here (click to make them larger):

Google search queryGoogle search speak now

You can also use the technology of Google Goggles and do an image search in this app. And by image search we don’t mean searching Google Images. We mean you will take a picture of something and Google will tell you about your picture. You can find this feature by going to the Google search page, tapping into the search bar, and then clicking on the camera icon. Here are some screenshots that show this (click to make them larger):

Google search goggles infoGoogle search goggles icon

For more information on how Google Goggles works, check out the Google Goggles Android app page we created that has examples of the types of things you could search for with Goggles.

The last thing about the app that you should know is that you can access other Google products through the app. Just click on the little squares at the top of the page and then click on the item you’re looking for, as you can see in these screenshots (click to make them larger):

Google search square infoGoogle search other stuff

There are also other things this Google Search app can do, so play around with it and let us know what you find in your Thing 3 blog post.

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