Google Places Mobile Search

Fire up google.com from your phone's browser this morning and you'll see a few familiar buttons at the bottom. Those are borrowed from the Places app, which is now part of the default Google Apps stable. Tap one, and you'll get local results for restaurants, coffee shops, bars, fast food, what's nearby, shops, ATMs, gas stations and other attractions. It's just like the Places app, only it's been moved into the browser. A nice little treat.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in! (And to @Samlehman90 for the pic)

 

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Google Places finds ... a place ... on the mobile search page

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I assume it is still coming. Probably will roll out one at a time. Google doesn't seem to like to do huge changes but small ones that add up over time (like Google +1 is the first of the social integration).

Google must know me pretty well to have Restaurants, Coffee and Bars as the main buttons. Lol. I'm really not interested in anything else.

I just checked mine and its dated from December 14th, 2010 on my HTC Hero on Sprint. This could be just because no updtes are rolled out to the Hero. But hopefully I'll be getting a EVO 3D at the end of the week.