Google search question.

Tumaz04

Member
Nov 9, 2009
11
0
0
Visit site
Hi all. Real quick here. I've got this friend, who's husband has the Droid. Well she went to use the google search in the native browser on his phone. She had to look something up pertaining to a medical issue for her 2 year old son. And as she was typing in the google search engine...I guess the history of his last 3 searches came up. 1st one was "big boobs"...2nd was something having to do with cars...and 3rd was "how to stop being addicted to pills". She told me that he's had problems with the 1st (porn to be exact) and 3rd. And he works on cars, so the 2nd makes sense also. Anyways, she confronted him about all of this. And he's telling her that kind of stuff is always sent to his phone, kinda like spam etc. And also I guess he has a friend who is a vzw rep, and he also says the same thing. But the chances of those 3 searches popping up in the search history just randomly and for no reason, when he has direct relations to them, are pretty slim in my opinion. Anyways, I just want to help my friend out and get to the bottom of this. So my question is this: Does Google send random spam to your phone, just out of the blue? Cuz that seems to be the husbands excuse. And she's not buying it (nor am I) Any help on this matter will be appreciated, thank you in advance.
 

Harvey Wallbanger

Well-known member
Nov 7, 2009
64
3
0
Visit site
She had to look something up pertaining to a medical issue for her 2 year old son. And as she was typing in the google search engine...I guess the history of his last 3 searches came up. 1st one was "big boobs"...2nd was something having to do with cars...and 3rd was "how to stop being addicted to pills".

I'm not surprised her 2 year old son had an interest in large mammaries, but isn't he a little young to be into cars and pills?
 

Jerry Hildenbrand

Space Cowboy
Staff member
Oct 11, 2009
5,569
2,797
113
Visit site
No. Those search queries only showed up because someone had previously entered them in. Any other explanation is pure bullsheet.
 

Emilluminati

Member
Feb 5, 2010
20
0
0
Visit site
I guess the history of his last 3 searches came up. 1st one was "big boobs"...2nd was something having to do with cars...and 3rd was "how to stop being addicted to pills".

You say "I guess the history" like you or your friend aren't sure you're looking at the history...well google does have an autosuggest feature that can be quite funny sometimes. If i start typing...lets say P O R, google will perhaps auto suggest PORN. Is that what your friend saw?
 

thebizz

phone addict
Nov 8, 2009
3,568
42
0
Visit site
Just did pot and got everything but porn. But that's his search history I typed p and it gave me a previous search for gmail widget
 

entwined82

Well-known member
Jan 24, 2010
214
1
0
Visit site
There are some suggestive/predictive searches which can fill in as you type in one or two words, it'll recommend items to search for..so lets say you type the word "big" in "boobs" could possibly come up..but that won't be one of the first searches that comes up. It sounds like that isn't the case here, seems like its his history and the rep isn't understanding the situation or hes trying to look out for his buddy. History only fills up with actual search items.
 

Tumaz04

Member
Nov 9, 2009
11
0
0
Visit site
You say "I guess the history" like you or your friend aren't sure you're looking at the history...well google does have an autosuggest feature that can be quite funny sometimes. If i start typing...lets say P O R, google will perhaps auto suggest PORN. Is that what your friend saw?

I said "I guess" because I wasn't actually there. I was told over the phone. And she just told me today that she was typing in "the Drs.", and those popped up. 1st "big boobs", 2nd something having to do with cars and 3rd "how to not be addicted to pills". Thanks guys! Much appreciated.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
943,747
Messages
6,919,908
Members
3,159,210
Latest member
fatiko