Google will start to push mobile services that help, before you even ask.
When Google (GOOG) Instant was released, everyone was impressed at how fast search results came back, usually before you finished typing. But Google wants to bring you results before you even type.
Google and Android’s next big thing is contextual discovery.
Imagine looking at your mobile device and, based on your location, time of day, past behavior and maybe even the characters around you, you get a set of results.
Last month, Marissa Mayer said “contextual discovery” is coming to both web search and mobile search:
The mobile component of this will be brought forward by Android devices.
Quenten Hardy at Forbes spoke to Android head Andy Rubin about this particular area yesterday.
When contextual discovery works, it feels like “Google has your back?” With all of the new devices coming out at CES and the new OS on the horizon, we’ll see.
Additionally, Hardy got Rubin to fire off a bit of a hit on Google’s other OS, Chrome.
Interesting that Rubin is positioning Android to be a Cloud OS for web developers. Isn’t that what Chrome is for?