Google has added to its mobile search service for users of Android and iPhone handsets with links to the devices' application download services.
In addition to normal Google search results, Android and iPhone users will be presented with links to applications offered through Android Market or Apple's App Store.
"As mobile apps continue to proliferate in stores like Android Market and the App Store, finding relevant information on the web about these apps is becoming more important to help you decide which apps to download," wrote Google engineers Milena Nikolic and Paul Hedfield in a blog post.
"In addition to helping you find the mobile app information you're looking for, Google Search for Mobile now makes it easier to get the actual apps themselves while you're searching."
Google said that the service is currently limited to Android and iPhone users in the US, but that expansion to other countries and support for additional devices is planned.
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