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Mobile Search Engine Taptu Launches Native Android App

Taptu, the search engine that indexes mobile-friendly websites, has launched a full Android app to replace the ‘lite’ version, which was just a shortcut to Taptu’s mobile website.

The update includes a social feature that lets users share content via Facebook, Twitter or email, as was already possible with Taptu’s iPhone app. The new version is available now in the Android Market.

A screenshot from the new Taptu Android app.

The Cambridge, England-based company launched the Taptu mobile site in 2007 with the goal of enabling mobile Web users to find the content they’re looking for “in 10 taps or less.”

Taptu specializes in search for mobile devices, which makes it a convenient way to browse the mobile Web but also limits the number of results for a query. The new Android app will return results from the 60,000-app strong Android Market as well as the “mobile touch Web” – the parts of the Web that are mobile user-friendly. According to Taptu, that includes 411,000 touch and mobile-friendly websites.

The app will also offer category browsing, filtered search, portrait and landscape orientation and a page of bookmarks called My Taptu. The Taptu apps are free and supported by advertising.

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