Tag Archive: Google


Google announces Currents, its finger-friendly, Flipboard-esque news reader

Google Currents

Google today has finally unwrapped its long-rumored news magazine competitor to Flipboard on iOS. Called Currents and available on Android smartphones and tablets, along with the iPhone and iPad, it’s a finger-friendly way to sort through the latest news on a wide variety of subjects, much easier on the eye and the brain than sifting through pure RSS feeds.

The best part is that as easy as it is to read  [Read More…]

Google Currents arrives on Android to make newsreaders forget Flipboard

Google was previously rumored to have made an offer for Flipboard, an iOS-only application that brings in feeds from various news source and formats them beautifully for tablets. Google was unsuccessful in the bid for Flipboard, so it made its own.

Meet Google Currents, a “magazine-like editions view” of the news. Currents puts a heavy emphasis on photos and blocks of texts formatted to  [Read More…]

Google teases Android 4.0 on the Motorola Xoom

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Want a quick sneak peek of Android 4.0 running on Verizon’s Motorola Xoom? Google just released a new carousel view for browsing image results on a tablet and we can clearly see the Verizon Xoom running a test build of Ice Cream Sandwich. Motorola already confirmed that the Xoom would receive a software update to Android 4.0, but they have yet to release the timing.

We are still waiting to see  [Read More…]

Google Currents now live in the Android Market

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A little over a month ago we told you that Google Currents, Google’s Flipboard competitor, was coming soon. Though most of us were expecting Google Currents to launch tomorrow, Google Currents has been pushed to the Android Market a bit early, and is now available for all who want to give the service a try, if you live in the U.S.

Google Currents is an application that allows you to consume  [Read More…]

Google revamps Image Search UI with new carousel and swipes for tablets

Google Image Search looks a little different today. That’s because Google has just announced that its user interface has been changed to be more tablet-friendly. Yes, they’ve done that already, but the latest version makes Image Search even tablet-friendlier.

When users search for a phrase on images.google.com, they’ll see larger thumbnails and a continuous scroll of results, so users will never have to deal  [Read More…]

KODAK Document Print App comes to Android, allows wireless printing via Google Cloud Print

Kodak

Kodak announced today that they have launched their Document Printing App for Android, which allows you to print wirelessly from your device to a Kodak printer using Google Cloud Print.

To get started, set up a Google Cloud Print account if you haven’t done so. After you’re set up, connect your Kodak printer to the service. Once this is done, you’ll be printing from your Android device is no time!

Supported file types  [Read More…]

Google Goggles and Google+ for Android both get powerful updates

Photos are running things today at Google following the we’ve-got-our-hands-in-everything-company released updates for two of its most popular apps. Google+ was updated to improve user interaction with photos and videos, while Google Goggles got an upgrade that makes image search so quick that they’ve sort of taken photos out of the picture.

Goggles has a new “Continuous mode” that scans items in the viewfinder  [Read More…]

Google+ updated with more functionality, bugfixes

Google+ Update

Looks like Android’s Google+ app just got a nice little update to add some more features — including the ability to search! — and squash some bugs. Here’s the full changelog:

Search +1 photos +1 comments High resolution photo upload support See if someone’s online and currently typing in Messenger conversations Start Messenger conversations by just entering a phone number Links to posts or profiles can now open inside of  [Read More…]

Verizon Galaxy Nexus will not support Google Wallet [The Death of “Pure Google” Experience]

That “Pure Google” moniker that has been applied to Nexus devices will take another hit when the Galaxy Nexus is finally released on Verizon. Whenever that is. Google has confirmed to ComputerWorld that not only will the Galaxy Nexus feature two carrier-related bloatware apps preloaded, but it will also block a feature that the phone is capable of running.

Google Wallet will not be  [Read More…]