Fascinate to Get Google Search with 2.2 Update

The biggest #trevorfail this week hands down was the fact that Verizon sold out to the man and decided to make Bing the search engine of choice in the quick search functionality of the Samsung Fascinate.  It defied belief and caused a major uproar in the Android Community, and rightly so.  I ...

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Verizon Locks Bing in as Search Option for Fascinate, Restricts Everyone Else

With the launch of today’s Verizon Fascinate, each of the four major carriers in the United States now has a Samsung Galaxy S series phone available.  Rather than churning out the same phone over and over, each wireless provider has opted to customize their handsets with various tweaks ...

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Google Ends Phone Support for Nexus One

Google has ended their phone support for the Nexus One.  If you dial the old tech support number of 888.486.3987 today, you’ll be played a recording with a new number to call for HTC support (888.216.4736) instead.  I debated on whether or not to even post this one.  Not because ...

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Droid X review by your friendly neighborhood AndroidGuy

For the past two years I have had many Android devices, some good some not so good. But what was delivered this week definitely falls into the Good camp. You see I am the proud owner of a new Verizon Droid X made by Motorola. I have been a Moto fan since I first laid... Read More

DISH Network Sending out Surveys about Google TV

Satellite TV Provider DISH Network has been sending out surveys today talking about Google TV specifically.  We have several screen shots of the survey, thanks to one of our loyal readers. There are a few juicy tidbits of information from the survey, here is a run down of what DISH is claiming: ...

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Report: PayPal Payments Coming Soon to Android Market

According to a Bloomberg report on Friday, Ebay’s PayPal is in talks with Google about adding its payment service to Android devices.  If the negotiations go as Google is planning, PayPal could be available for the Android Market by the end of the year, perhaps the Fall. This is great ...

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Google Adds “Double Flip” to Launch Gesture Search

Android users may be familiar with Google’s Gesture Search. The app allows you to search your phone’s data by writing characters on the touchscreen, but it’s usefulness was limited because it has not been truly integrated with the OS. To eliminate the need to actually start ...

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Google’s Response to Oracle’s Suit

We knew it would not take long for Google to respond the lawsuit that Oracle has filed against them.  An article from Informationweek.com gives a quote from the Google statement about the matter: “We are disappointed Oracle has chosen to attack both Google and the open-source Java ...

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Vlingo Sets $10 App Free After Google Voice Actions Announcement

In light of yesterday’s Google announcement of Voice Actions, Vlingo has decided to free up their own voice application.  Effective immediately, the app which previously cost $9.99 will be now be offered at no cost.  And unlike the new Google feature, the voice activated app/widget will ...

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Is Google Selling Out Net Neutrality? (UPDATED)

Google has long championed the ideals of Net Neutrality: the idea that users should have equal access to the internet, and that ISPs (and the government) should not prioritize some traffic over other traffic. But the New York Times is reporting that Google is currently in talks with Verizon to ...

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TCBY Congratulates Google on Froyo Rollout

The Country’s Best Yogurt is no stranger to frozen yogurt (Froyo) as it’s part of what makes up their delicious menu.  Thus, they were only too tickled by the Android 2.2 (Froyo) rollout that is taking place across the world right now for many popular phones.  Thinking of ways to ...

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Google Owns 98.29% of Mobile Search Market

All your mobile search are belong to Google. According to a recent report from Statcounter, Google commands 98.29 percent of the mobile search market while their next closest competitor, Yahoo, sits at .81 percent.  Bing comes in third with .46 percent, the same as “other” combined ...

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Android to make Google obscenely rich(er)?

It appears Google is expecting to put a little extra coin in its pockets. In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Eric Schmidt said he thinks Android could bring in as much as $10 billion annually for Google, and based that estimate on the idea that Android could get to 1 billion ...

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“Sorry, Folks…” Nexus One No Longer Available Directly From Google

It’s official.  The Nexus One is no longer be available for purchase from Google.  If you visit the page set up for the handset you will find a bland grey box bearing the unfortunate news.  We just learned a few days ago that Google had shipped the last batches of the phone and that ...

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Google Ending Sales of the Nexus One

Google is stopping direct sales of its first flagship phone.  When visiting  Google.com/phone to order a Nexus One, users see a link stating that the availability has changed, and links a post on the official Nexus One blog, stating that once the current shipment of phones has been depleted, ...

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