A closer look at Google Mobile Search

Google Mobile Search

If you recently visited Google on your PocketPC or smartphone, you probably ended up on a page somewhat different then what you expected. Google has begun to point mobile devices to a WML gateway.

Is Google Mobile Search is a good thing or not, asks the article. What made them ask this question: Google Mobile passes the sites you visit via their mobile search through a proxy. This is important because it converts and strips down the page’s source into something more easily digestible by devices with limited bandwidth and limited processing power. It doesn’t sound so bad until you realize that this means that Google is modifying the pages that you are browsing. Most may not mind as it speeds up the download process but what if it’s your content that is being cut up or your graphics and ads that are being stripped out?

Source: PocketPC Thoughts

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