Google has updated its search function for mobile phones to include mobile applications in its results.
The company has said that owners of iPhone and Android smartphones will now be able to search for links to application downloads available in the iTunes App store and Google's Android Market.
Search results will contain the application download link and basic details of the app, including price, user rating and the name of the developer.
On the Google Mobile blog, Paul Hadfield, Software Engineer at Google, wrote: “As mobile apps continue to proliferate in stores like Android Market and the iPhone App Store, finding relevant information on the web about these apps is becoming more important to help you decide which apps to download.”
Google said that US users can already start searching and downloading their favorite applications. Users in other countries will be able to do so over the next few weeks.