How to install and use Google Mobile App on your BlackBerry

by Ross McKillop on May 11, 2009

BlackBerry

Using Google Mobile App you can search the web from your BlackBerry to search by voice, which is an absolutely killer feature. Once installed, all you have to do is speak the words you want to search for, and Google Mobile App will display the search results.

  1. To install Google Mobile App, head over to m.google.com on your BlackBerry. Select the Download Google Mobile App link. Then click the Install Now link.
  2. When prompted, click the Download button.
  3. Google Mobile App is fairly small, so the download shouldn’t take too long.
  4. Once the download completes, you’ll be asked if you want to grant Google Mobile App autostart Trusted Application status. Click the Yes button.
  5. Click OK once the installation finishes.
  6. Now load your Applications screen, scroll to Google Mobile App and select it.
  7. Make sure the country is set correctly, and click the Accept button to accept the Terms of Service.
  8. You’ll be asked if you want to use your location when searching. If your BlackBerry has GPS service, I suspect that Google Mobile App will use this info (though I’m not absolutely sure about that, as mine doesn’t have GPS). If your BlackBerry doesn’t have GPS, it will attempt to determine your location based on cell tower location. Click Yes enable this feature (it’s very helpful).
  9. Now you’ll be presented with the main Google Mobile App interface. Here’s where it gets good (great). Hold down the Send key (blackberry send key icon) on your BlackBerry…
  10. and say the phrase you want to search for. Let go of the Send key when you’re done speaking.
  11. Google Mobile App will take a moment to determine what you said.
  12. And then display the search results for the phrase you spoke. I have found the voice recognition to be shockingly accurate.
  13. To use the location feature, run a search again.
  14. This time scroll down to the Local link/option and click it. The search results will display nearby locations for the phrase you entered (in my case, “pizza”).
  15. If you have some of the other Google Mobile programs installed your BlackBerry, you can access them from the main Google Mobile App menu. Explore the various features, and happy voice-based searching!
  • http://troublelight.wordpress.com Al Spohn

    I can’t get it to work on my blackberry flip. The download process goes fine, at a certain point in the install it says I need to reboot, which I do… it takes forever to come back up, but there’s no google app on my desktop or in any folders. However I can see it in the list of my applications in options… any suggestions? Thanks,Al

  • http://troublelight.wordpress.com Al Spohn

    It’s fixed – I had to do a “show all” on the desktop, then it came up, dimmed. When I selected it, it walked me through the necessary security changes. Now it looks fine.

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    como hago para bajar este programa desde mi pc para mi celular blackberry

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