Tag Archive: Google


Flixster update adds bug fixes and support for Google TV 2.0

Flixster, a social movie site which allows users to share movie ratings, discover new movies, and meet others with similar taste in movies has sent out an interesting update. The new update brings fixed intermittent crash bug relate to dialog, some added support for UltraViolet Digital Copy movie streaming, and added support for Google TV 2.0 (yes, you heard correct).

This is interesting because a couple  [Read More…]

Google Maps updated to support NFC-powered Beam feature

Google Maps update

During the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich demo we got to see another use for NFC. Beam, demonstrated sharing of information across devices and it looks like Google has now updated Google Maps to support the feature. You won’t find it listed in the change logs though. In fact, the change log only states the update has reduced file sizes for app storage on different devices but the permissions tell the  [Read More…]

Google Movies starting to appear in UK Android Market

Android Central

If like me, you’re a UK based Android user we have some good news to get you started. As of this morning you may be seeing this shot in your Market application – that’s right folks, Google Movies has landed in the UK.

Up until now the service has been exclusive to the US and Canada, but hot on the heels of Google Books, the UK is gradually receiving more  [Read More…]

Google music store launching soon – with a twist

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Almost a week ago now, on October 13, the New York Times reported that Google was finishing up talks with record labels in final preparation for the launch of their music store. Today, at Asia D, Google’s Andy Rubin confirmed this.

Although no specific date for when the launch would take place was given, Rubin said, “I think we’re close.” And it’s about time. Google’s music store has been in the  [Read More…]

Google Wallet counts NJ Transit as its first transportation partner

The New Jersey Transit Corporation has announced that it will begin accepting Google Wallet for payments at select locations. Rather than have mass transit riders rely strictly on cash and credit cards, NJ Transit vending machines and ticket windows will add Wallet as a payment option.

NJ Transit will accept Google Wallet for ticket purchasing at New York Penn Station, Newark International Airport Rail  [Read More…]

Video: Miss the Google and Samsung event last night? Catch the full keynote

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Weren’t able to keep yourself awake long enough to catch the Google and Samsung press event last night, but want to see for yourself how the event went? You’re in luck!

The entire press event video has been posted on the Android YouTube channel and is embedded below for your viewing pleasure. Or, if you’d rather read up on our coverage, check out the following links:

Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung Galaxy  [Read More…]

Google Buzz killed in the name of Google+ [RIP]

Let us take a moment to pour out a little liquor for our old friend Google Buzz. The original social network upstart from Google debuted in February 2010, but it stumbled out the gate and never found its footing against Facebook or Twitter. Now that Google has a much more promising future with Google Plus, the folks in Mountain View have opted to leave  [Read More…]

Le sigh: Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 features page uses iPhone version of Google Maps

Galaxy Player 5.0

Seriously, Samsung, you’re really not doing yourselves any favors here. We ignored the story about the lawyer not able to tell the difference between a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and iPad 2 from 10 feet away. We weren’t there, but we’ve been in enough dimly lit courtrooms in our day, and eyesight can be a bitch.

But there’s no excuse for someone’s graphics department — no doubt by some external company, but  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2012 dates announced; who’s going?

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It may be a bit early to start talking about this. And with all the Ice Cream Sandwich and Nexus hype, many of you probably don’t want to worry about it yet. Nevertheless, Google has announced the dates for the 2012 Google I/O. The event will be held in San Francisco and is scheduled for April 24-25.

We still cannot predict what will come from next year’s Google I/O, but it  [Read More…]

Google Voice slowly gaining MMS support

Google Voice

Some great news for Google Voice users has arrived today. MMS support has now become a priority and is slowly rolling out to users accounts. As noted on the Google Voice Blog:

MMS has been one of the constant feature requests since we launched Google Voice and we’ve been hard at work trying to make this happen.

Today, we’re happy to announce that we’ve made the first step in our efforts to  [Read More…]