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Google Introduces Favorite Places

  Google is rolling out 'Favorite Places on Google' which is essentially a program that'll send window decals to 100,000 local businesses in the US that have basically been the most searched on Google. It's a cool idea if you think about it, a type of status symbol that local businesses can strive...

Google Discusses The iPhone App Store, Expresses Confidence In Android

 The New York Times recently covered the iPhone App Store, discussing the App Store's raging success and Apple's 'necessary evil' of a rejection process. Our good friend Rene over at the iPhone Blog calls the App Store an out and out success (which we agree with) but still calls out Apple for...

Google Maps updated to v3.3 for Donut and above

Not content with rolling out Android 2.0.1 for the Verizon Droid and springing Goggles on us, Google today also has released Google Maps 3.3.The new version makes it easier to find nearby businesses. In addition, Google has brought its Labs section to Google Maps for Android. In it you'll find...

Google Goggles brings visual search to Android phones

Text search and voice search are so yesterday. Today Google unveiled Google Goggles, turns your camera into a search tool. Check out the video above. In a nutshell, it takes a picture of something, analyzes it, and returns search results. How it works, according to the Big G:We first send the user'...

Google: You *will* buy a MyTouch 3G (them's jokes, people)

 OK, OK. We'll get one, Google. Simmer down. [College Humor]

ADC2 Winners Announced

 Google has just announced the winners of the Android Developer Challenge 2 (or ADC2) that'll surely bring a lot of great applications to the limelight. They've announced three winners in each of the ten categories and three overall winners. Cash prizes were given out to the winners and we're...

Archos 5 Gets Android Market, Google Maps, Gmail and More

 The Archos 5 Android Tablet is powered by Android but lacks the Google Apps that 'with Google' devices come with. You know, the apps that make Android even better. Luckily, the hacking community has found a way to make those apps--Android Market, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Talk, and all the other...

Google Optimizes Google News for Android

 If you're an avid reader of Google News, you might have noticed a mobile facelift of the news aggregator on your Android devices. That's because Google just released the new Google News for Mobile (Android, iPhone, Palm Pre) and as Google explains it:This new version provides the same richness and...

What Is Google Chrome OS And How Does it Affect Android

If you're interested in getting to know Google Chrome OS, Google's latest development in re-creating how we use computers, the videos after the jump are a great start. The funny thing about Google Chrome OS is that it's ambitious in what it's trying to do but relatively tame in its execution. The...

Friday Fun: Sergey Brin Uses a DROID

No question of loyalty here. Sergey Brin, one half of Google's dynamic duo aka the Masters of Search aka the Founders, was caught using a Motorola DROID at the Chrome OS event. We would take that as a ringing endorsement for the DROID and great for our ego considering Brin's worth billions of...

The Google Phone is Real And Coming Early Next Year ?

 Here we go again. There's whispers going around that the device we've all been waiting for, since even before the existence of Android really, is coming early next year. Yep, the Google Phone, as in the hardware and design and all the little and final decisions that goes into building a phone is...

Google Shows DROID Love the Only Way it Knows, On Its Homepage

We all know Google is as minimalist as they come when it comes to their homepage. Google.com rarely displays anything else other than the Search Bar and occasional artwork celebrating a holiday. So when something new is added, it's a pretty big deal. Today is a pretty big deal.Droid Day officially...

Google Introduces Free Turn-By-Turn Directions in Android 2.0

Google just announced Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0 that'll offer users free turn-by-turn navigation. You heard that right. Google Maps. Free Turn-By-Turn Navigation. Android 2.0. Google Maps Navigation has everything you'd expect to find in a GPS application--3D views, turn-by-turn voice...

Google Releases Android 2.0 'Eclair' SDK !

Google just announced that the Android SDK now supports Android 2.0 'Eclair'! We've seen Android 2.0 in screenshots from the Droid but Google is only officially introducing the 'Eclair' build of Android now. In 2.0, Android users will be able to use new features such as:Multiple accounts can be...

Google Introducing New Music Service, Actually More Like Super Search ?

 Google is looking to get involved with music services and it's going to use the help of current web services like iLike and LaLa to do so. From what we gathered, Google Audio will allow people to search for artists, songs, etc and it'll display results in either snippets of the song or full-length...

Gigantic Eclair Dropped Off at Google Campus

You have to love Google. Not only do they name their Android builds after desserts, they actually bring in gigantic-sized models of said desserts and place them on their campus. If you remember, Android 2.0 is going to be called 'Eclair' and since it's now been placed on the Google Campus, we can...

A Look At Quick Search Box in Android

By now, we're hoping that you guys are all enjoying Android 1.6 'Donut' and using all the new, unique features of 'Donut'. Google highlighted one of these features, Quick Search Box, in the above video and we think it's worth a look to see how powerful the Search toolbar has become.Basically, Quick...

Google I/O 2010 Will Be Held May 19-20, 2010

 If you're into planning and saving the date, Google would like to let you know that Google I/O, Google's largest developer conference, will be returning to the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA on May 19-20, 2010. There's not much you can do for the event now, considering early registration...

Verizon Promises 2 New Android Phones, Shown Off by CEO's

 With the news that Google and Verizon will be co-developing Android phones for release on Verizon Wireless, we can't help but wonder what devices will be released and when. Considering that the Motorola Droid aka Tao aka Sholes has been endlessly pointed towards Verizon, we can surely expect that...

Google and Verizon Announce Partnership, Plan to Co-Develop Several Android Devices

 *Spoiler alert* The Google and Verizon joint press conference scheduled for this morning was made to announce a new partnership between the two companies that'll soon pave way for Android devices on Verizon. Yep, it's finally official. Big Red is going to finally carry Android and it's going to...

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