I used to think the Google Mobile application was simply a faster way to get to Google’s (s goog) products on the web. But over time, the search giant has added features that make it much more valuable than a bunch of web favorites. Today, Symbian S60 device owners get to see what I mean: Google Mobile for S60 just launched as a free download.
S60 owners can take advantage of the built-in location awareness. Using My Location will return search results local to your handset, for example. The search history and search suggestions are time-savers, too. I’m actually surprised that it took so long for Google Mobile to appear on the S60 platform, but then again, I get surprised when Google features show up on the Apple (s AAPL) iPhone before they hit Android handsets, too. ;)