*Google* revealed a number of core search upgrades at its Searchology event today — but it didn’t leave mobile search out of the mix. Engineering Director Scott Huffman demonstrated that Google (NSDQ: GOOG) searchers will soon be able to automatically synch their desktop and mobile searches. “Mobile search is growing faster than search on PCs, and it’s the primary way that people access search in some countries,” he said. “But we want [it] to become a daily engagement activity no matter where you are.”
Huffman used the example of someone searching for upcoming flight info. A desktop search for the flight’s status would follow them to their phone, eliminating the need to enter the data again, “or to frantically look through their baggage for the sheet of paper with the flight number on it,” Huffman said. (People will need to be logged into a Google account for the feature to work, of course). This follows an upgrade to mobile image search that’s been optimized for touch-screen phones, and the launch of a location-aware astronomy app for its Android mobile OS.