At the Le Web conference in Paris, TechCrunch sat down with Marrissa Mayer, Google’s VP of Search Product and User Experience. She had a few interesting comments regarding the staggering growth of mobile search, the rumoured “Google Phone”. In addition, I was surprised to read that she has an iPhone and not a device running their Android platform.
TechCrunch: By the way, thank you for showing me your Google Phone backstage.
Marrissa Mayer: I didn’t, that was my iPhone. And you know I can’t comment on speculation.
TechCrunch: Let’s talk mobile search. How important is that to Google, I mean, what percentage of searches get made on mobile?
Marrissa Mayer: I’m not able to share specific numbers, but it’s definitely growing. The percentage is going up, and even roughly doubled in a year.