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    Default newbie question re android search

    I have the galaxy discover phone from bell . new to android always had an iphone . Can someone explain the difference between the google search bar on the home screen and the browser when i go to the applications .

    does it matter which i use ? for example if i know the www address or if I just want to search say for car rentals and do not know the web address.

    also my phone is a bell prepaid phone and when I use the browser to find a page i get a little pop up that says something about bell mobi whatever that is and telling me to bookmark it

    anyone i would appreciate some help
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    Default Re: newbie question re android search

    Welcome to Android Central! Google Search is a separate app from the Browser. If you enter a search term there, the app will do the search on the web and return the results. However, if you tap on any of those links, the page will then open in the Browser.

    If you do the search in the Browser, then it'll be done using Google Search on the web. So there's no huge difference.

    Not sure about the Bell popup.

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    Default Re: newbie question re android search

    Quote Originally Posted by retired05 View Post
    I have the galaxy discover phone from bell . new to android always had an iphone . Can someone explain the difference between the google search bar on the home screen and the browser when i go to the applications .

    does it matter which i use ? for example if i know the www address or if I just want to search say for car rentals and do not know the web address.

    also my phone is a bell prepaid phone and when I use the browser to find a page i get a little pop up that says something about bell mobi whatever that is and telling me to bookmark it

    anyone i would appreciate some help
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    Default Re: newbie question re android search

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Welcome to Android Central! Google Search is a separate app from the Browser. If you enter a search term there, the app will do the search on the web and return the results. However, if you tap on any of those links, the page will then open in the Browser.

    If you do the search in the Browser, then it'll be done using Google Search on the web. So there's no huge difference.

    Not sure about the Bell popup.

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    thanks for the explanation . I can do a search from google on the home page and get results . If i go to browser and do a search i get a message saying Google may be unavailable or moved to a new location . make sure data is active or check the spelling . i dont know why it would do that . Sorry it took so long to post
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    Default Re: newbie question re android search

    Spelling doesn't matter in a Google search. I just searched on dasfqegt (that's what I got when I hit some random keys) and got a hit. It's pretty difficult to get Google to come up with nothing.

    If you already know the URL, why are you using Google? Just put the URL into the browser's address bar and go there directly.
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    Default Re: newbie question re android search

    Quote Originally Posted by Rukbat View Post
    Spelling doesn't matter in a Google search. I just searched on dasfqegt (that's what I got when I hit some random keys) and got a hit. It's pretty difficult to get Google to come up with nothing.

    If you already know the URL, why are you using Google? Just put the URL into the browser's address bar and go there directly.
    I just like to have everything working on the phone the way it should . the wifi is active with a good signal . sometimes it works sometimes not .
    Ig i were to search for say gas stations in the home screen google bar or if i go to browser in the apps and do the same search sometimes i will get results most times i get server unavailable
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    Default Re: newbie question re android search

    Quote Originally Posted by retired05 View Post
    Ig i were to search for say gas stations in the home screen google bar or if i go to browser in the apps and do the same search sometimes i will get results most times i get server unavailable
    Guess I misunderstood. I thought you meant you put androidcentral.com in Google to get the link to get to this site, instead of just putting it into the search bar. (Some people think Google is the internet, and you have to start everything there.)

    BTW, for gas stations, other than Maps or Mapquest (voice search "gulf gas station" and you'll get one). Gas Buddy is about the best for gas stations. Location, distance from you (listed by distance or price) and price. If you don't know the area, you can save 10 or 15 cents/gallon by driving a few blocks.
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    Default Re: newbie question re android search

    Quote Originally Posted by Rukbat View Post
    Guess I misunderstood. I thought you meant you put androidcentral.com in Google to get the link to get to this site, instead of just putting it into the search bar. (Some people think Google is the internet, and you have to start everything there.)

    BTW, for gas stations, other than Maps or Mapquest (voice search "gulf gas station" and you'll get one). Gas Buddy is about the best for gas stations. Location, distance from you (listed by distance or price) and price. If you don't know the area, you can save 10 or 15 cents/gallon by driving a few blocks.
    Thanks
    just used gas stations as an example . My problem is i do not get any search results for anything. I get the server unavailable or the address has moved or changed for google.com with the green android guy photo

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