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Google does have an Android search app that runs on phones and tablets. While it doesn’t support some of the flashiest new features, it does offer support for things like instant search and the “+1″ options that are also part of the new iPad app.
That app, which requires iOS 4.0 or later, is not the only search app designed to take advantage of the iPad’s vast real estate and touchscreen. Microsoft has taken a similar approach with its Bing app for the iPad.
And while Google clearly would like its tablets to take off, it can’t afford to lose ground in its core search business while Apple runs away with the market.