Google Maps 6.0 goes indoors with mall, airport maps, and more

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Google today unveiled its latest version of their popular Android application, Google Maps, adding support for inside malls and airports.  Now, instead of seeing a generic outline of places such as the Mall of America or Atlanta’s ultra-busy airport, users will be able to see names of ...

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Google Music officially launches with 13 million songs

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After months in beta, Google Music arrives with an arsenal of features.

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Shazam introduces LyricPlay to free, paid apps

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Shazam, one of the biggest players in the music identification business, has added another new feature to their popular Android (and iOS) applications. Called LyricPlay, it provides users with the lyrics to songs that have been tagged with the app. Even cooler is that phones like the LG Thrill ...

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News Republic among first apps optimized for Google TV

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Mobiles Republic has become one of the first developers to optimize their Android application around the updated Google TV experience.  Starting this week, those of you with Google TV devices like the Sony televisions (Logitech Revue due soon) will find that the popular news app News Republic ...

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Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles Comes to Chrome Webstore

You know that ridiculously fun and addictive 3D MMO game you’ve been playing on your Android phone?  No, not Pocket Legends, but the other Spacetime Studios game, Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles. It’s coming to PC and Mac platforms in the form a native Client Game in the ...

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Samsung Announces Tab 8.9, Galaxy Players 4.0 and 5.0

It looks like Sammy is going into October with a bang, as they’ve just officially announced the Galaxy Tab 8.9, as well as two new Galaxy Players, the 4.0 and 5.0. There are quite a few specs to run through for these devices, so let’s jump right into it.

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Motorola Hearts Google: A Love Story

Way back in September of 2005, Motorola came out with a bold new cellular telephone that could, in fact, sync with your Apple iTunes account.  This auspicious device was dubbed the Motorola ROKR-E1.  At the time it came with a mind blowing 512MB upgradeable SD card that could hold one-hundred ...

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Verizon Xperia Play Now on “Back to School” Sale

Back in May, Verizon officially launched the Xperia Play and the era of the PlayStation Phone was upon us.  Fast forward two months and now Verizon has slashed the price of handset to $99 with  contract.  Verizon is offering the deal as part of a “Back to School”, designed for ...

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The WiFi XOOM Gets the Google Movie Player…But No Movies?

This morning I awoke to a brand new application in the Android Market: Google Video.  I can browse movies and even see the ones that I have on my XOOM, but it takes me to the web interface and not a native rental store.  Plus, the Market states that only the Verizon version (say that... Read More

New Droid 3 Specs Confirm 5-Row QWERTY, 4-inch qHD Display

Additional details for the Motorola Droid 3 have surfaced online, indicating a nice all-around bump is in store for Verizon’s iconic handset.  The touch screen has been rumored to be a 4-inch qHD  display, bigger and higher resolution than its predecessors.  This has been confirmed by a ...

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Glu Mobile Games Now Available on Amazon App Store

In a press release today, Glu Mobile Games has announced that they are putting some of their most popular games up for sale on the Amazon App Store that recently launched.  Titles to be put on sale include Diner Dash 2, Call of Duty:Modern Warfare and World Series of Poker (which is the free ...

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PlayOn Doesn’t Want You to Miss a Minute of March Madness

March Madness is a crazy time for Basketball fans everywhere, and thanks to PlayOn, you won't miss a minute of the action. According to prweb, PlayOn allows you to stream the games to nearly every Android device running at least 2.2 (They have also added support for iOS, GoogleTV, Roku, and ...

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Google Music to be Integrated into Future Builds of Android?

Going back as far as last year’s Google I/O conference we’ve been hearing about Google getting into the music space. In May 2010 we were treated to a demonstration of the ability to stream music files directly from handsets and then promised that we’d see it in the future. ...

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Google Maps 5.0 Arrives with 3D Interaction, Offline Reliability

As promised early last week by Andy Rubin, Google has rolled out the latest version (5.0) of their Maps application. The increasingly awesome app brings two major features with its release today in 3D interaction and offline caching.

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NFC Chip Gets Put to Use with New Google Hotpot Iniative

As all of you Android junkies may know (at least you should know), the Nexus S was recently announced. With its 4″ Super AMOLED screen, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and close tie to Google, a big component in the device is the NFC chip that is built in. The chip allows for wireless ...

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