Google has hinted it will soon launch Caffeine, its much –anticipated new search engine that is designed to offer faster and more relevant results. The company has provided no specific launch date, but says Caffeine should be fully deployed early in 2010.
In a blog posting on Tuesday, Google principal engineer Matt Cutts said Google was ready to move to the next stage of the rollout by going live with Caffeine at one of its datacentres. “This means that a small percentage of Google’s users will benefit from the technology behind Caffeine in their regular searches,” Cutts wrote.
The first sign of Caffeine’s impending appearance was a message on the Caffeine sandbox page, where developers and the public have been previewing the technology and leaving comments.
In the brief message posted at the sandbox address on Tuesday, Google said Caffeine would soon be available to the public. “We believe Caffeine is ready for a larger audience. Soon we will activate Caffeine more widely,” the message said.
Google said the sandbox was no longer needed and was now closed. “But we appreciate the testing and positive input that webmasters and publishers have given,” Google said.
Rather than another update, Caffeine will be a complete overhaul of Googles search technology. While Google’s familiar search box will remain the same, Caffibne looks set to overhaul the infrastructure, improving the engine’s index size, indexing speed and accuracy.
Matt Cutt’s blog