Anyone who's tried to navigate the Web on his mobile device can tell you that it's often a pain in the rear. Sure, there's a world of content that's been configured for handheld devices, but it's limited, and so often, mobile Web searches result in pages that are maddening to view on a 2-inch screen. Now, a likely suspect is reportedly attempting to remedy the situation: Google.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is working on a service that would help cell-phone users search for content like ringtones, games and other kinds of media designed specifically for mobile devices. The Journal reports that a user of the planned service would enter a search term and get back a list of links to mobile content that matches that search. Google has been working with content providers to do the indexing needed to make their stuff searchable on a mobile device, says the report.
Easier access to mobile content will be grand, but nothing Google does for mobile phones can possibly be more helpful to me that the free GOOG-411 mobile information service it launched in April.