search service is called "Near me now" and the goal is
to make it easier and quicker for users to find places and
information about places near them. The service is accessible by
going to Google.com on the iPhone or Android devices and clicking on
the "Near me now" button once the phone provides your
Google says the new service is intended to address
two issues for mobile searchers. The service will provide information
about businesses near you and lets users get more information on
whatever they are in front of with a "explore right here"
option. Using the latter option the user would be able to get reviews
on a restaurant they are in front before going in.
me now" option would let the user find places like coffee shops
that are in their immediate vicinity without having to be in front of
one at the time. There are a few caveats to the new services. First,
the services only work if the location service is enabled on the
iPhone or Android devices. The "Explore right here" option
only works if the handset provides an accurate location to one city
The iPhone also has to be running OS
3.x or higher and Android devices need to be on 2.0.1 or later.
Google unveiled its Nexus
One Android phone recently and the device will work with the new