Mobile search is about two things \u2013 speed and convenience. The more taps you need to make on a small screen, the more chances you have to mess up and slow yourself down. So Google has released two new enhancements that will help you find what you're looking for quicker and with fewer misplaced taps -- even if, like me, you have big, not-so-agile fingers.\n\tGoogle also has done something very cool with its translate function for Android; now you can find out how to say "Where\u2019s the bathroom?" in Turkish or many other languages even if you're not connected to the Internet.\n\tBut first; the new mobile search functions.\n\tSay you're thinking about going to the movies here in San Francisco. Naturally, you'll type in something like "movies in San Francisco" and probably get a list of various sites containing listings and all sorts of extraneous information. With the new search feature, you\u2019ll see a screen that looks like the screenshot I made below. If it were a live screen, you'd be able to scroll through the thumbnail movie posters at the top and get a list of theaters and times when the show is playing. Very handy.\n\tGoogle calls this "expandable site links" and says they will appear for many (though not all) sites to help you get to a specific section quickly.\n\tAlso starting today, on some searches you'll see a blue "Quick view" badge next to a few Wikipedia results. Say your kid asks you something about the Mexican American War and the President who started it -- James K. Polk. Simply search on his name and a Wikipedia entry with one of those blue badges comes up and there you\u2019ll find the essentials. Not a great way to get deep knowledge, but in a pinch, you\u2019ll get right to an entry with at least some of the information you\u2019ll need.\n\tGoogle says Quick view is experimental and the company is working to expand it to more sites.\n\tNow, about finding that Turkish bathroom. If you don\u2019t have an Internet connection, sites like Google translate can\u2019t help. But if you have an Android phone and know you\u2019ll be knocking about Turkey, fire up Google Translate on Android (version 2.3 or later) and install the offline pack for Turkish and you\u2019ll quickly find that you need to say "Banyo nerede?"\u00a0 About 50 languages are supported. Translate will even read the phrase aloud to you, so you'll have some chance of being understood.\n\tNeedless to say, your phone doesn\u2019t have room to store a huge dictionary, so Google notes that the offline packs are hardly comprehensive. On the other hand, it could very useful when you can't get online and need to make yourself understood in a hurry.