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Google Instant Hits Beta for Some Android Devices

Google launched “Instant” back in September for non-mobile devices, but it looks like they’ve released a “beta” into the wild for Android.  One of our forum members (marc11284) tipped us after noticing his Google search page had an interesting note attached to it referencing “Instant (beta)” being turned off.  So far we’re only hearing of it landing on the original Droid, although ours doesn’t have the instant option yet.  We’ll be digging for answers as to when we can all expect the “Instant” feature to mysteriously show up. Check your phones now!

Update:   Readers are reporting it on their Droid X, Incredible and OG.  

Source:  Droid Life Forums

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  • Tejvir16

    What is instant beta ???/

  • mharmon

    I finally got it.

  • Danlaw777

    Just saw it on my droid x!!!

  • http://twitter.com/chrisvt Chris V.

    I had to turn the location on first and then the Google Instant feature becomes available in Droid Incredible. Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/obsidiangt Gianni

    Has been working on my DROID X for at least a couple of weeks now. I use Dolphin HD. Also shows results from my Google Web History. Great stuff.

  • Taylorxbox360

    This feature is also on the new HTC G2

  • Why

    And TMobile's G2

  • socalrailroader

    I'm not seeing it on my Droid X or Captivate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

    I don't have it but a friend in my room does

  • Jerflash63

    i have it…OG rooted in NY

  • http://twitter.com/DaSpiter Jonathan Seymour

    Droid 1 – California – I have had this option for at least three days I think. I saw it on Friday seroiusly…

  • CR2886

    Showing up on Droid 2 stock 2.2 South Florida!

  • http://twitter.com/luvesuga Terin H*

    Showed up on my D2 last week.

  • misfit138

    I have it og droid rooted georgia

  • Hurricanerivera

    didn't realize it but its already running on my Droid X. guess it was an automatic update to the browser

    • Paulwardinc

      Noticed it a few days ago… Droid X – Verizon.

  • http://mariasama16.livejournal.com/ J Harrell

    Not here on my Rooted D1 in Ohio.

  • Patriotvirus

    I have it. California

  • Zerog20

    My Droid 2 gots it, jut noticed it yesterday

  • Northstar 69

    No Instant Search on my Droid Incredible here in Chicago

  • n0yd

    I've had it for 3 days already. Droid2, Hartford CT

  • M1ghtysauc3

    Nothing for me. OG Droid in North Carolina.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000723233001 Michael Welborn

    Ive had it since Saturday on my OG Droid. Definitely a great timesaver while searching.

  • Rjo55

    It's on in Miami in original Droid and Droid X

  • richlost

    DX in Boston, I've had it for a few days

  • Stevaroo01

    Not showing up on my DInc yet. Looking forward to it!

  • GoinHam

    Nothing on my DX. Nashville TN

  • Tharm3

    Got it on droid 2

  • hawgpapa

    Got it last night…At least that's when I saw it…Turned it on and, voila, it works surprisingly well!

  • The350zWolf

    I saw the instant beta feature on my google page on xscope over the weekend. didn't think of it much just turned it on on my OG Droid

  • http://twitter.com/Pollita_Droid Erica Marchand

    Its been on my droid for a while now.. It doesn't bother me.. sometimes it helps me and i save a couple of seconds, sometimes it confuses me.

  • DeeMat

    Noticed it this weekend (but who knows how long it has been there). I have it on my D1.

  • Guitarshredder87

    Yeah the mobile instant beta is really neat. Not as quick as the non mobile version but really enhances searching via your phone. – droid1 user

  • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

    No go on my DROID2 :(

  • kellex

    I feel so left out. I have 3 phones in front of me and none have it yet. :(

    • Mike

      so do you actually have three phone numbers?

      • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

        lol thats what i wanna know

      • Flicker

        Probably he flicks phones for a living 😉

    • Whiteandnerdy55

      Kellex, try this: open stock browser, let it open to home page of google (if you've changed it try reverting to default, otherwise just i guess go to google.com), then underneath the search bar on google.com it should show your location (Portland) as always … now under that, there HOPEFULLY will be the line “Instant (beta) is off: Turn on”

      • Mikedesbiens8989

        So what does it do? Should i keep it on or what?

    • frankd

      I feel so special having something kellex doesnt have… yay me on my droid x!!!

  • RJM

    Got it on my DroidX, RubiX Focused 1.0 Black Bar

  • marquesb82

    Google was down for me and it JUST came back up and I was happily greeted by a new homescreen on my Droid 1 =D

  • Chris.Go

    I don't like the feature to be honest. I never liked the auto-complete as well… gets in the way and slows me down every time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.hopf Anthony Hopf

    I don't have it on my Droid1


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LYYNPNZAVXKDWSW4S2BOHTVJLU Kevin D

    i have it stock browser on Droid incredible

  • LtnEckoDawg

    Got it on my Droid X

  • Dtownhockey16

    I have it on my moto Droid in the dolphin browser but not in the stock browser.

  • Chris

    No instant search on my droid…

  • Michael_NM

    No instances of Instant detected on my Droid X this instant. :)

  • bravoleader2

    No instant search here. Droid Incredible in Ohio.

  • Dan

    Not on my DroidX nor is it on my buddies Droid

  • http://twitter.com/imfaral Christopher Temples

    yeah I noticed that the other day, but I didn't notice anything different.

  • http://twitter.com/imfaral Christopher Temples

    yeah I noticed that the other day, but I didn't notice anything different.

  • http://twitter.com/plowerdotnet Patrick Lower

    My Droid X has beta on it. Turned it on for all the instant search goodness :-)

    • kellex

      What! I feel so left out. :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones


    EDIT: yay i did it! I check when my phone is done charging.