Tag Archive: Google


App Updates: Chrome to Phone gets new look, bugfixes; Google Docs goes offline

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Google today has updated a couple of its apps — Chrome to Phone and Google Docs.

Chrome to Phone, which was rolled out alongside Android 2.2 Froyo in 2010, is a slick little service that lets you send links from your computer directly to your phone. No e-mailing, no … whatever — just click “Chrome to Phone,” and it zips from big screen  [Read More…]

Chrome to Phone, Google Docs updates

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It’s days like these when we know Google has our back. They’re constantly working to make all their services better. Today, the Search Giant has released solid updates to two of their services – Google Docs and Chrome to Phone. These updates include some aesthetic improvements for both phones and tablets, as well as offline availability for your documents.

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Sony releasing an update for Google TV, brings better browsing and 3D Blu-ray

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The official Google TV team let us all know that Sony has an update in the works for their Google TV devices.  The update will bring a Chrome browser that “works faster” and enable 3D for Blu-ray discs.  Expect the update for your devices this week.  A better browser is something everyone loves, but no word if any updates are coming for the Logitech Revue, which has been discontinued.

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Android Developers lands official Google+ page

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When Google announced the Android Design website aimed at helping developers feel more at home with Holo, the theme used throughout Android 4.0, Matias Duarte made it clear that Android development was headed into the next phase. Google is looking to create a more cohesive experience when it comes to developing for Android for both manufacturers and third-party app developers alike.

One way Google is looking to do that is with  [Read More…]

Android Central 85: The Droid RAZR MAXX, LG Spectrum, Google privacy changes

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Thing 1: Two new Verizon devices in hand The Droid RAZR MAXX The LG Spectrum Thing 2: Google privacy Google is streamlining privacy policies, changes effective Mar. 1 Thing 3: Open-sourced webOS on Android? Want webOS on your Android tablet? HP hopes so

 

Motorola provides an update on proposed merger with Google

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Google shocked the tech world last year when they announced that they would acquire Motorola Mobility for $ 12.5 billion. Shareholders already approved the deal and many in the industry assume it will go through, but there are still a few hurdles left to clear before it becomes official. Motorola provided an update on the progress in yesterday’s earnings report.

In order to be approved antitrust clearances, or waiting period expirations,  [Read More…]

Is Google right to say farewell to the Menu button? [POLL]

Is Google right to say farewell to the Menu button? [POLL]

The menu button has lost its space among the elite conventions of Android UI design. What once was Menu, Back, Home, Search has become Back, Home, App Tray, and Google wants Android  [Read More…]

Google: The Menu button is dead and that’s a good thing

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It has finally happened, folks. The Menu button is officially dead. The Android team at Google just announced that Android no longer requires a dedicated Menu button. Of course, that doesn’t mean that some OEMs won’t try to stick it on their devices. But for all Google cares, the dedicated Menu button is a thing of the past. And in just a few months, all Google-approved Android devices will launch without  [Read More…]

Google Maps, Listen and Goggles get updates

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Google Maps, Google Listen and Google Goggles have each received updates today in the Android Market. Here’s what’s new:

Google Maps Navigation now has a cool feature that will switch the app to “night mode” when you’re going through a tunnel. Not sure how much navigating you’ll need to do while you’re actually in the tunnel, but it looks cool.

Google Listen is getting its second update this  [Read More…]

Google Authenticator updated, CyanogenMod 7.1 users beware

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For those of you using two-step authentication for your Google account, a new update for the Google Authenticator app has just landed in the Android Market. Version 0.85 apparently fixes a few security bugs, and adds some UI improvements — though we have to say, the app looks exactly the same to our untrained eyes.

Anyone with CyanogenMod 7.1 installed will want to stay clear of this Authenticator update, however, as  [Read More…]