This morning we found out that Google had added an instant search function (link). It updates instantly as the user does a search. It seems to do a pretty good job at figuring out what we are looking for, but still prefer the old way. Maybe it will just take a little bit of getting used to.
Those who enjoy the new feature may be happy to learn that it will be coming to mobile devices later this Fall. This comes from straight from Google's Search event today. As Google Engineer Othar Hansson said during the announcement, "Typing on a phone is just slower, so the feedback is even more useful." Perhaps he's right. If that's the case, it may be more enjoyable on a phone than on a computer. Again, maybe it's just something we will get used to. On the bright side, the feature can always be turned off with a simple click of the mouse.
TechCrunch reports that the new feature was demoed on an Android device, but it remains unknown if it will be available on other mobile operating systems as well.