So I traded my droid 2 in and got the Samsung Fascinate.. Didn't need the physical keyboard as I can swype up to 77 words per minute on the 2 so I'm sure i'll get better on the fascinate..
Any way to the point, The google search fix..
I hated the froyo 2.2 UI on the droid 2 so I downloaded Launcher PRO from the market. Well when I got the Fascinate only about an hr or 2 ago. I decided to download launcher pro again to try both because I do like the samsung UI, but I think launcher is a little more usable due to the sliding app tray at the bottom..
Long story short with launcher pro installed I hold the screen to add a widget, and there it is google search widget... IT IS BACK!!!!
I downloaded google maps from the market so now I can rock goolge nav, and search on this super cool phone. Now I just need froyo2.2 and chrome to phone etc...