Google continues its efforts to optimize the mobile experience on the iPhone with their new speech recognition search application that will lets iPhone users ask questions verbally and receive back Google search results. This new search functionality will also take advantage of the iPhone location-based technology and sometimes give you back local results. Other recent improvements in Google services include new search results pages optimized for the iPhone and Google Earth for the iPhone.
I plan to start trying this out to see how accurate the speech recognition technology is, but I can see how this could be quite helpful for those who want to conduct a quick search without having to tap away on the on-screen keyboard. The application should appear on the Apple App Store sometime today. Since Google is behind the Android OS, I am hoping that they add this functionality to the T-Mobile G1 since it has the capability and the location-based GPS as well. They did state they plan to bring this to other mobile operating systems too so I am sure Android will be included.