Google takes the ownership of your data very seriously. If you’ve ever taken the the time to read Google’s general privacy statement, you’ll know they have no problem admitting what kinds of data they obtain and exactly how they use it. The same can be said for all of Google’s services. Google also believes that if you want to obtain your own information, you should be able to. Which is why they launched [Read More...]
One of the primary reasons people use Google Places is to discover points of interest when on the go. How interesting would it be if you knew that some locations don’t appear in Places because they are mistakenly marked as out of business?
A New York Times report covers a few curious cases in which businesses that [Read More...]
The Google Voice app just received another update this evening, bumping it to version 4.2.34 and bringing a very short (but welcome) change log — tablet support. We’ve seen just how easy it is to sideload the app onto your tablet, and plenty of folks noticed the way the action bar looks more tablet-like in the update a few days ago, but now it’s more official with it sitting right in [Read More...]
We’ve been patiently sitting back and watching the rumors surrounding Amazon’s supposed Android tablet, because, frankly, that’s all they’ve been. Rumor and conjecture. But TechCrunch’s MG Siegler this afternoon has penned a first-person opus, detailing time with a test unit. We’ll not attempt to steal any thunder here — definitely go read the full post linked below. But here are the big strokes:
It’s a 7-inch tablet-style device. It’s running Android, insofar [Read More...]
Google Voice has been updated several times this year, each one more disappointing than the last for the people who have been waiting for the ability to use it on their Honeycomb devices. Google has finally made Voice compatible with Honeycomb tablets, so no need to obsessively check changelogs every time you check the Android Market.
That’s [Read More...]
When Google first acquired Motorola for $ 12.5 billion, there was a lot of back and forth on why the Big G made the purchase. The general consensus was that it’s all about the patents; the hardware was just an added bonus Google might not even want. In fact speculation was that Google is so much against running a hardware business, they would sell off Motorola’s hardware division after they successfully [Read More...]
On Wednesday, Google announced via their blog how Google App Engine (GAE) pricing will change as it moves out of ”preview” mode. I won’t bore you with the details of these changes. The important takeaway is that many GAE users will see substantial increases in operating costs. Since we are an Android blog and not an App Engine blog, you may be asking why we’re writing about this here. Well, we’re writing about [Read More...]
The Google Voice app has been updated in the Android Market. The updated includes, among other enhancements, a new widget and a fix for delayed SMS and voicemail notifications.
Here is the full list of changes –
Does not require data connectivity for making calls to all numbers you previously called Warns you when no data connectivity before you compose/send text messages Fix for bug that required to click the voicemail play [Read More...]
In Edinburgh, Scotland today Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt told listeners at a television festival that Google is fully committed to continuing and expanding the Google TV project, both with new content providers as well as new hardware OEMs.
We’re absolutely committed to staying, to improving Google TV. I believe that they’re [Sony and Logitech] both going to be on board and I believe there are many more coming. Wait [Read More...]