Handwrite is the new way to search on Google from your tablet or smartphone. It lets you write your search right on the Google homepage.
You can enable Handwrite by visiting Google on your smartphone, then click 'Settings' (at the bottom of the page) and enable Handwrite. This feature is currently available in 27 languages.
Once you have enabled Handwrite in your settings, you will see an icon in the bottom right hand corner on the homepage. Tap it to write anywhere on the screen.
Handwrite will only recognize legible characters. Writing with straight block letters will return the best results.