Watch Google’s “Froyo” Presentation

If you’re at all interested in mobile phones or Google, you’ve heard about Froyo. That’s the code name for Android 2.2, the latest version of Google’s mobile phone operating system. You’ve probably heard its main selling points as well – a massive speed increase, Flash support, better Gmail and phone-to-laptop “tethering.” But if you’re a [...more]

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Jun 02 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Google Kills Online Sales of Nexus One

Google all but admitted the failure of the Nexus One phone today with the news that it would no longer sell the phone online. The company hasn’t given up on the Android phone platform, however. Google will continue to use its website to promote the various Android-based phones out there and partner with providers to [...more]

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May 14 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Android 2.2 Boosts Speeds by 450 Percent

I recently jumped aboard the Android phone market, so I’m a little obsessed with any new items that possibly affects my shiny new gadget. Fortunately, most of the news concerns upcoming improvements and enhancements. The latest version of the Android operating system is on the way, and according to tests by website Android Police, Android [...more]

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May 13 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Drag and Drop Images into Gmail

After recently adding the ability to drag and drop attachments into Gmail, Google is continuing the trend with the ability to drag images into your gmail message. Currently, the feature is only enabled in Google Chrome, but it’s apparently on the way to other browsers soon. Google, I love ya. You take the products I [...more]

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May 12 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Nexus One Not Coming to Verizon

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While at first it seemed like Google would push its first internal smartphone to every cellular network, there’s confirmation today that the Nexus One won’t be making it’s way to Verizon. Instead, Google is directing Verizon customers to buy the new Android-based Incredible, which hits the market on the 29th: We won’t be selling a [...more]

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Apr 26 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Google Tablet Operating In ‘Stealth Mode’

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Apple’s iPad wasn’t the first step in tablet computing, and it certainly won’t be the last. And now Apple has a big target on their back. Apple’s major competitors said they already have tablets near completion, and with the iPad’s launch serving as a test bed for the entire market, they will certainly be taking [...more]

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Apr 14 2010
By Nick Upton

Google’s Hiring!

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Good news for people who love good news: Google’s hiring! No, this isn’t a pop-up scam – the wizards of search have announced plans to expand their workforce by 500 lucky individuals. In Q4 of 2009, Google’s staff jumped from 19,665 to 19,835, so it follows that they’d make yet another jump. Sez the G-men: [...more]

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Apr 10 2010
By Asterios Kokkinos

Google Car! First Android Equipped Auto Launches in April

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Here’s a fun one out of the Beijing Auto Show: a car with Android 2.1 built in. Chinese luxury carmaker SAIC (which stands for the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation) have slated for a late April release the Roewe 350, a brand new  luxury car. What makes the Roewe 350 unique is it’s GPS, which runs [...more]

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Mar 22 2010
By Asterios Kokkinos

Search Android Phones With Gestures

There seems to be an obsession with developing new ways to search for content on your phone. There are search suggestions, voice searches, and now even gesture searches. Thanks to a new app available on the Android Market, all phones running Android 2.0 or higher are now searchable by drawing on the screen. Drawing an [...more]

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Mar 13 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss

Google Maps Adds Bike-Friendly Directions

I have a lot of friends who are both big bicycling enthusiasts and tech aficionados, so this news item will be of particular interest to them. Google has added a bicycle directions option to its popular Google Maps application. The new biking directions work exactly the same way as searching for directions by car – [...more]

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Mar 13 2010
By J. Matthew Zoss