As studies have shown, and as I am sure we are all aware, search is one of the most highly valued functions of a mobile device. Starting today, Google is making that just a little bit easier. From now on, anytime you sign in to your account on your PC or “other devices” and search for a location, the search will be pushed to the mobile search page on your phone the next time you open or refresh it. Google only specifically mentioned iOS and Android in its announcement of this feature, but I would imagine Windows Phone to be invited to the party as well.
Signing in to your Google account anytime you browse the web provides a number of benefits and a few creepy drawbacks. One of those creepy things is the perfectly detailed search history Google keeps on you. But one of the benefits is that you can access that history from virtually any web-connected device simply by clicking on the “history” link near the bottom of Google’s mobile page. Doing this would give you these same benefits, albeit with a couple of extra steps.
Hypothetical helps aside, I performed a few searches and only two out of four showed up on my Android. A search for “That Place” turned up That Place Bar & Grill in Indy, Indiana, which is nowhere near me right now. A search for “Burger King” pulled up places results on my PC, but nothing pushed to my Android. So I’m not sure what exactly is going on, but keeping the history trick in mind might be handy if you’re counting on this feature as your go-to.