Google has added location-based search capabilities to the iPhone 3.0-enhanced version of its mobile-device website. Now when you initiate a search in the iPhone's browser, you're first asked whether Safari can use your location, then if Google can. If you assent, and then tap on the Local link at the top of Google's results …
Why would you do a location-based search in a web browser when you can do it directly in google-maps? Users of most smartphones have had location-based googling available in that manner for aaaaaaages.
At the end of the day, once you've found something nearby in Google in your browser, you'll want the result to be shown on your googlemaps anyway. So what's the point?
If you use Bing on Windows Mobile, you can directly add any search results into your contact list, which is nice.
>Why would you do a location-based search in a web browser when you can do it directly in google-maps?
Why not just look up and use your eyes?
It may be a new feature allowed to the iPhone 3.0, but this mobile page is not iPhone specific. This is the same page Google's own Android browsers reach - including the preferences page. Of course Android has been location aware since day one.