Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek


Filed under: News | Technology News


Google Discontinued SMS Search Quietly

Google has shut sown its SMS search service for mobile users who do not have data plans. It means that the search facility that Google offers for those who do not owes a smartphone, is now discontinued.

May 13 2013, 4:02am CDT | by

1 Updates
Google Discontinued SMS Search Quitely

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

Google Discontinued SMS Search Quietly

A facility to search for old fashioned mobile through SMS is discontinued. Addition and discontinuity of Google services is noticed every year as a process to streamline the company. The SMS Search was offered to users free of charge, while only telecom Carrier Company transacts for the number of SMSs being sent.

Users without any data plan or smartphone can search internet via sending query to a short number, for example “12345”. Google search engine compiles the query and responds with results via Short Messaging Service. User can search for stock information, weather forecast, local business listing, sports, news and translation of content. In the start of cell phones the data plans were expensive and smartphones also. It was a heaven like relief for users to access the information at no cost. While in these days, data plans are very cheap and smartphone prices have dropped more than 300 percent.

Many users have complained on Google discussion forum that they cannot access the service and given short number to send SMS is not responding to queries. Such reports are notices since Friday.  One of Google employee Jessica cleared the confusion that the service is not available anymore. Company has discontinued it because ordinary phones are going to be obsolete soon and there will be no requirement for such services.

The official company page still lists the service and link is yet working. But it leads to 404 an error page. When I tried to find out more about this product, I came across a Canadian page of SMS Search. It shows the same number which was used in USA that means it won’t work. In Canada the short code must be different. The increase in featured phones in USA and other markets are increasing every quarter. Last year mobile phone sales of simple ones dropped from 478 million to 472 million. On the other side, data plan enabled phones, tabs and smartphones have boosted from 58 million unites to 208 million.

Google employee Jessica said that company believes to provide better and innovative technologies to the humanity. So the terminations of certain less useful services are done every year. The useful services continue to be improved with addition of new features like Gmail, Cloud Drive and Packaged application. Along with current portfolio research in Google Glass Project is under way to change the course of humanity and turn the table of competition to whole new direction.

Image Credit: Getty Images


You Might Also Like


Sponsored Update


More From the Web

Shopping Deals


<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/20" rel="author">Sumayah Aamir</a>
Sumayah Aamir (Google+) has deep experience in analyzing the latest trends.




blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Tinder App Review
Tinder App Review
Tinder is a great mobile app for those who love making new friends. It's a fun way to make interesting people your friends. Just log in, swipe right to like or left to pass, and if the person likes you back, “It's a Match” for you. Making friends is a lot fun now if you are on Tinder.
SketchBook Pro App Review
SketchBook Pro App Review
Sketchbook Pro, as the name suggests, is a professional-grade design and illustration app. The app is appraised to be one of the best mobile apps for design, sketching, painting and illustration. This app is predominantly used by on-the-go artists, designers and illustrators. This app is also used by teens who are interested in arts and by children to practice drawing and painting in a way that is much more interactive than regular painting book activities. So on the whole, SketchBook Pro is a very productive mobile application that targets a heterogeneous audience.
Trolls vs Vikings Game Review
Trolls vs Vikings Game Review
The Trolls and Zombie has become a very popular game recently as nearly half a million people have downloaded this game since its launch. People of all ages love to play this game as it has got something for everybody.
Bounden Game Review
Bounden Game Review
The Bounden is a fantastic game app which features different styles of dances in a very unique way. It is an app which is one of its kinds and people wouldn’t have experienced anything like this before. It has a good following and the app always had an increased curve of popularity since it was launched.

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.