Google Quick Search Box

Voice-based Google search tool with plenty of customization


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  • Category General
  • Program license Free
  • Version
  • Size 49 MB
  • Works under: Android
  • Program available in English
  • Content rating Everyone
  • Package name
  • Program by Google Inc.
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Although the Google Quick Search Box app acts as a search engine, it's far from a basic browser in the way that it allows you to customize searches, use voice searches, and other cool features that you simply will not find with regular browsers.

Let's Have a Look at the Google Quick Search Box App for Android

Search engines are one of those programs that are a dime a dozen on today's market. You can find Firefox, Chrome, and a ton of other browser options, and even more actual engines to use on those platforms. Though if you're an Android user, you might want to consider using the Google Quick Search Box app for Android. This particular application is perhaps the easiest way to search the Internet. Enter your entry into the mic by speaking, or you can even select a photo from your phone or search, and you'll get the results instantly. There's also personalized searches, which allow you to search per your location because the app will detect where you're at and customize the search based on your geography.

Everything from finding out what the weather will be to finding a great place to eat, this is the app that can make it very easy. You won't have to spend your time typing something into the box. You simply speak into your mobile device and you can search for anything in the world. Overall, the app is lightweight and will not lag your devices down when using.

Pros and Cons of Google Quick Search Box


  • Voice search makes it a lot easier to use than traditional engines
  • Google has a great local search feature that customizes searches for you
  • Can be used as your full-time engine, not just a local engine
  • Clean, elegant design looks great on your device


  • File size is quite large
  • Your particular mobile device may already offer voice searches

- Improved look and feel of the search page

- New doodles are designed for in-app experience

- Offline voice actions (play music, turn on wifi, turn on flashlight) (*Available in US only)

- Web pages open directly inside the app

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access approximate location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION.
  • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access precise location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION.
  • CALL_PHONE: Allows an application to initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call.
  • CAMERA: Required to be able to access the camera device.
  • GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
  • READ_CALENDAR: Allows an application to read the user's calendar data.
  • READ_CALL_LOG: Allows an application to read the user's call log.
  • READ_CONTACTS: Allows an application to read the user's contacts data.
  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
  • READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
  • READ_SMS: Allows an application to read SMS messages.
  • RECORD_AUDIO: Allows an application to record audio.
  • SEND_SMS: Allows an application to send SMS messages.
  • WRITE_CALENDAR: Allows an application to write the user's calendar data.
  • WRITE_CONTACTS: Allows an application to write the user's contacts data.
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • BIND_APPWIDGET: Allows an application to tell the AppWidget service which application can access AppWidget's data. The normal user flow is that a user picks an AppWidget to go into a particular host, thereby giving that host application access to the private data from the AppWidget app. An application that has this permission should honor that contract.
  • BLUETOOTH: Allows applications to connect to paired bluetooth devices.
  • BLUETOOTH_ADMIN: Allows applications to discover and pair bluetooth devices.
  • BROADCAST_STICKY: Allows an application to broadcast sticky intents. These are broadcasts whose data is held by the system after being finished, so that clients can quickly retrieve that data without having to wait for the next broadcast.
  • CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to change network connectivity state.
  • CHANGE_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to change Wi-Fi connectivity state.
  • GET_PACKAGE_SIZE: Allows an application to find out the space used by any package.
  • GET_TASKS: This constant was deprecated in API level 21. No longer enforced.
  • GLOBAL_SEARCH: This permission can be used on content providers to allow the global search system to access their data. Typically it used when the provider has some permissions protecting it (which global search would not be expected to hold), and added as a read-only permission to the path in the provider where global search queries are performed. This permission can not be held by regular applications; it is used by applications to protect themselves from everyone else besides global search.
  • INSTALL_SHORTCUT: Allows an application to install a shortcut in Launcher.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • MEDIA_CONTENT_CONTROL: Allows an application to know what content is playing and control its playback.
  • MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS: Allows an application to modify global audio settings.
  • READ_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to read the sync settings.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
  • SET_ALARM: Allows an application to broadcast an Intent to set an alarm for the user.
  • SET_WALLPAPER: Allows applications to set the wallpaper.
  • SET_WALLPAPER_HINTS: Allows applications to set the wallpaper hints.
  • STATUS_BAR: Allows an application to open, close, or disable the status bar and its icons.
  • VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • WRITE_SETTINGS: Allows an application to read or write the system settings.
  • android.permission.CAPTURE_AUDIO_HOTWORD
  • android.permission.FLASHLIGHT
  • android.permission.INTERACT_ACROSS_USERS
  • android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS
  • android.permission.MANAGE_VOICE_KEYPHRASES
  • android.permission.READ_PROFILE
  • android.permission.REAL_GET_TASKS
  • android.permission.STOP_APP_SWITCHES
  • android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS
  • android.permission.WRITE_SMS
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