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Google Offering New Payment Options in Android Market

 Google Checkout has been the only payment option available in Android Market for quite some time and though it's been a wonderful conduit to make payments for applications, it's always better for developers, users, and Google to offer more options. Therefore, Google is going to be offering more...

Will Google Bring Chrome OS to Smartphones ?

 Gizmodo is speculating that Google will eventually bring their new desktop OS, Chrome OS, to their current OS, Android's, space--smartphones. We can't argue with them either, Android and Chrome OS seem to be on a collision course that we'll definitely be hearing about more in the future.Gizmodo...

Google Voice Application Coming to Android

Google Voice, the revolutionary software that allows you to re-direct phone calls, transcribe voicemails and so much more is finally headed to our favorite smartphone OS, Android. We're extremely excited about Google Voice's implementation because we truly believe that it'll be an exciting service...

Google Announces Google Chrome OS for PCs

 The rumors have always pointed towards Google releasing an Operating System but we just never really took it seriously. We figured Android is a desktop-class OS and many netbook manufacturers have taken a liking to it, so Google needn't bring another OS into the market. Oh how wrong we were.The...

Google G0 Android Phone Concept is Drool Worthy

 Before you get excited, the Google G0 isn't a real Android phone. It's not coming out anytime soon and heck, it'll probably never be built. But boy is it one sexy device.Taiwanese designer Tryi Yeh came up with this Android Phone concept and aside from its beautiful design, it has some pretty...

Google Announces AdSense for Mobile Applications

Google just announced that they'll be releasing AdSense for mobile applications and developers are beginning to partake in the beta launch. The market for mobile applications is growing at mind-boggling speeds and developers are trying to find a way to effectively monetize it. We know that...

Google Maps on Android Gets an Update with New Features

Google Maps is one of the best features of Android and thanks to the guys at Google, it just got even better. Google has issued an update to Google Maps through the Android Market and the update is quite significant.New features include Voice Search, updated business listings, transit and walking...

Gmail Web App Gets Keyboard Shortcuts & Faster Auto-Complete

 The Official Google Mobile Blog just announced some very cool new features to the Gmail Web App for Android. We'll get faster auto-completion for e-mail addresses which is semi-cool and support for keyboard shortcuts which is really cool. Though of course, we'd still use the native Gmail app in...

Google Considering App-Sharing Tools for Android Market?

According to BusinessWeek, Google is looking into offering app sharing features in Android Market. Specifically, Google is considering enabling user-to-user gifting and recommendations. The impact that these new features have could be huge, as great as Android Market is, it's tough to sift through...

Google Developing Eyes Free Android Interface

This is why we love Android. Reports are surfacing that Google is beginning to develop an 'eyes free' interface for Android that'll allow users to adequately navigate applications without the need to actually see the input screen. This new eyes-free interface can allow visually impaired people to...

Google Releases Places Directory App for Android

 We've all been in that situation before: You're in a new city, you have no idea where anything is, you need help. Thankfully, we can now all fire up Google's 'Places Directory' application on our Android phones to solve the problem. Places Directory conveniently uses GPS and Google Maps to help...

Google Ion AKA Free HTC Magic Already Posted on eBay

 This was to be expected. After Google gave away free HTC Magics aka the Google Ion at Google I/O, people were bound to put this special edition, possibly Android Dev Phone 2 onto eBay. Users hit quick and capitalized on the lack of an official US HTC Magic to maximize profit--it seems that more...

Google Expects 18-20 New Android Phones To Hit the Market By 2009

 We're quickly learning that Google isn't playing around when it comes to Android--they fully expect Android to become the future pseudo-standard for all smartphones. And in order to become that relevant, Android is going to need more devices. At Google I/O, we have news that Google is expecting 18...

Google Announces Android Developer Challenge 2

Following up their Android Dev Phone 2 giveaway at Google I/O, Google just announced that Android Developer Challenge 2. With the release of the Android 1.5 Cupcake Update, we can fully expect a slew of new apps that'll take advantage of the new aspects and features of Android 1.5.If you remember,...

Google Gives Away Free HTC Magic at Google I/O

 Google just gave away free Android phones for those who attended Google I/O 2009! Congratulations if you were lucky enough to be a part of the 4,000 or so attendees! The free Android phone is not a regular Android Dev Phone 1 but rather a Dev Phone version of the HTC Magic! Considering that the...

Android Numbers at Google I/O

 Google I/O 2009 is Google's own developer conference and it's happening as we speak. There should be a pretty large Android imprint on the event so expect news to flow in for the next couple days.To kick off the conference, Google announced some Android numbers that reveal the ever-growing...

Google Product Search Can Now Scan Barcodes

The features just seem to grow and grow with Android.  Google just announced that they've updated Google Product Search to include support for Barcode Scanning. Just point your browser to Google.com and select 'Shopping' from the more tab. You'll have to download the Barcode Scanner application...

Google Sky Map Shows You The Stars On Your Android Phone

  Now this is cool. We know that no one really paid attention in Astronomy class yet everyone always looks up to night sky to see if they can identify any stars, constellations, and/or planets. It's just human nature, really. But half the time we don't know the Big Dipper from Cassiopeia. Luckily,...

Google Testing Android Usability on Netbooks

 We already know that a lot of PC manufacturers are looking into Android as a viable platform for their netbooks. What we didn't know is that Google is now interested in seeing if Android is actually usable for netbooks. According to some reports, Google posted an ad on Craigslist seeking Netbook...

Google's Chrome Gets a New Commercial Ad

We're pretty big fans of Google's Chrome Web Browser here at Android Central and not only because 'Chrome-lite' is on our Android phones. We love that Chrome is pushing innovative features that can help transfer a lot of desktop tasks to the 'new' web.So, we're pretty happy to see Chrome get such a...

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