You may already be familiar with Gesture Search, the Android app from Google Labs that lets you search by writing out
characters on the touchscreen of your device. Recently Google announced a new version, Gesture Search 1.2, which includes a new motion
gesture. By doing a “double flip”, or flipping your phone away and then
back, you can start Gesture Search at any time. This eliminates the need
to activate Gesture Search from a home screen shortcut. You can turn
the feature on or adjust its sensitivity in Settings. You will also find some bugs fixed
and improvement in usability by adding accessibility support.
Gesture Search is still in its early stages (as with all things in
It is available for Android-powered devices running Android 1.6 and
above, and can be downloaded in Android Market.