With mobile devices seeing a higher rate of adoption of PCs, it makes sense that leading web technology firms are taking a keen interest on this front. Chief among the innovations in this space are melding the features for mobile search with the interface and functionalities specific to mobility.
One innovative techniques mentioned in this regard is combining the power of image search with data mining to get results on objects that are viewed by the mobile device.
Mac Funamizu imagines a more intuitive way to search by just pointing at objects or selecting text. An Internet-enabled mobile device that incorporates a camera, scanner, GPS could make use of services like Google Maps or an improved image search to recognize objects and deliver useful information about them.
Textual input does not happen to be the most preferred usage aspect to mobile devices. Hence technology has to focus om the other alternatives that are available. With improving quality of image capture, media playback and the rise in data services, search on the mobile will also has to factor in the new input mechanisms.
Perhaps a more important innovation would be to make it effortless to enter information into mobile devices. And at the same comes the requirement to enhance real time non-textual data processing.