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Google launches search application for Windows 8

Google launches search application for Windows 8

Normally to search Google, what you do is open the browser and do the search from there. However, in 8 will have a special dedicated to it, released today by the Mountain View company.

The application is available in the store today, and it is interesting because it suggests that wants us to use the service directly, without going through the browser. It could also mean that Google is preparing more independent applications for the operating system, such as maps, YouTube, Gmail and others, as they exist on mobile devices.

The idea makes sense, considering that Windows 8 is designed for touch screens and computers as hybrid and convertible tablets. Windows 8 will be released on October 26, and includes a bold design remodeling, that displays applications as “tiles” rectangular or square.

The Google application includes a microphone icon for voice search, and direct access to applications such as Google Docs, Google Maps, YouTube and others. While an application is “Metro style”, Google said it only works on Windows 8 on x86 processors , so it will not run on the Surface RT, for example, which uses ARM.

Link: Google releases search app for Windows 8 (CNET)

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