Android 2.0 Adds the Game Changer Known as Google Maps Navigation

Google announced the next evolution of their Google Maps for mobile today and it’s a game-changer.  It’s called Google Maps Navigation it’s an internet-connected GPS navigation system with voice guidance.  And it comes standard with Android 2.0.  Sounds fancy huh?  It ...

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Via con Google

I’ve been pondering the “with Google” (WG) branding found on the back of the G1.  Was this in initial marketing move by Google to get awareness out there for Android,  letting people know who sponsored Android or is this a user interface issue wherewith your device without ...

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Google Responds [CYANOGATE ’09]

You know something’s a pretty big deal when Google feels obligated to respond to a situation.  Such is the case with the recent situation going down between the Android team and Cyanogen.  Today sees Dan Morrill dropping by the official Developer blog to weigh in on the confusion ...

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Android Users Receive Voicemails Instantly in Gmail Accounts Thanks to NowMessage.com

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Common Voices, a leader in IP voicemail systems, announces the immediate availability of enhanced voicemail for Android G1 phones using the T-Mobile® network. A free service, NowMessage.com removes the restrictions of traditional network-based voicemail by ...

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8 Android Apps I Want From Google

If anybody knows Android, it’s the Google team. And if anyone is capable of putting out an app that takes advantage of the platform, it’s the Mountain View guys. After recently releasing a pair of great applications in Scoreboard and Picasa, I started to think about some other ...

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No Signs of Voice-Based Search or Gmail SMS Apps

It has been two weeks since Google pulled up its SMS service for GMail, right before it was being shipped off to the GLabs with a vow to launch it in two weeks. As of tonight, there are still no signs of it yet. And now, the voice based search app for the iPhone which... Read More

Google’s (Not So) Secret Strategy

Let’s say you’re an average 20 billion dollar company, with a sparse webpage and a search box. And since you’re swimming in money and ideas, you like dreaming up different ways to revolutionize the Internet. For instance, maybe one day you got tired of typing “Mapquest”, so you ...

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Note 4 vs. Note Edge: Titan Showdown

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Samsung has been busy these last few years shooting out amazing smartphone after amazing smartphone. With the Note line Samsung took a different approach and decided that yes, people do want a bigger smartphone. After the original Note came out it seemed like the only thing Samsung could do was ...

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Hangouts Dialer now actually identifies itself as a dialer app

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In a recent update to the Hangouts Dialer app, Google has fixed one of its biggest problems: the inability to make a phone call through another app, such as Google Maps or SMS. Instead, this always defaulted to the built-in phone app. Now, when users make an attempt this action, they have the ...

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Hangouts update brings status in Gmail client

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For those who like the ability to set a status for Hangouts on mobile will be happy to know you can now do the same in the Gmail client from an update. This was available back when Google Talk was around, but it seemed as though it would be taken away with the introduction of... Read More

Hangouts Chrome app update brings new desktop notifications and phone tab

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For those that like to use the Hangouts Chrome app will be happy to know that a nice update came to it today. Now it includes a phone tab to allow calling from the desktop. You can start an SMS thread directly from the app if you have Google Voice. And now it has proper... Read More

Christmas in July: This power user’s Android wishlist

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Do you wish stock Android would do a little bit more? Tired of relying on third party developers or manufacturers to add the features you feel should be standard in Android? I could not agree more. As great as Android is, there are some shortcomings in the system. Do not take me the wrong way, ...

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Thoughts…in brief: Contract, no contract, or screw it all?

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If you have read my bio, you know I am a mother, wife, writer, and low-grade tech junkie. I’m no expert when it comes to technology, but I easily learn from experiences and thoroughly enjoy listening to what others have to say.  With that in mind I was sitting in my office last week ...

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Smarten up your TV with the $50 FAVI Android SmartStick

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If you picked up a new television over the last couple of years the chances are good that you weighed the option of a “smart” TV. Thanks to HDMI and a growing assortment of add-on products, those who opted for a standard model can now smarten their TV up. One such device ...

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APPTEASERS: 15 Android games and apps you should know about (March 7)

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A weekly collection of Android apps and games you should be aware of.

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