Tag Archive: Google

Patent wars: Google steps up to support HTC in legal battles


In the last two episodes of Patent wars, third-party companies finally started getting in the middle of ongoing legal battles involving patent infringement and the banning of smartphones in the US. Both Verizon and T-Mobile have made it known that if Apple succeeds in their fight against Samsung, the outcome for their business and consumers would be terrible. Today, a slightly more involved third-party company has voiced their opinion on Apple’s  [Read More…]

New Google Music and Google+ apps found in Ice Cream Sandwich build

new ICS apps

The fellows at Android Police have their hands on a couple new apps from the Ice Cream Sandwich build that’s floating around out there (how ’bout a dump for the community, Mr. Anon?), and with it comes with new Google Music and Google+ apps.  The new music app has a bit of a UI makeover, with more sleek (and less screen real-estate wasting) controls, most noticeable in the “now playing” screen,  [Read More…]

Samsung, Google officially postpone CTIA event [Update: Google explains why]

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Update: Google’s explained why the delay. Works for us.

“We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs’s passing.”

Original: We’ve just gotten official word from Kim Titus, director of public relations for Samsung Telecommunications America, regarding the postponement of next week’s event at CTIA. Here’s the word:

“Samsung and Google have decided to postpone the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event  [Read More…]

Google Books adds +1 for books, support for UK readers, and search


It is my honour to report that the grey skies that previously fell upon Android in the United Kingdom have turned to a Citeh colour of blue. Google Books now works in the UK.

Every time that we write about Google Books, our British readers make a note that it still isn’t available in their nation. We  [Read More…]

Google Shopper update adds +1 and pamper feature


Today, Google has given us another update to Google Shopper that brings some interesting features to the application. The new update enhances the user experience for those shopping obsessed in finding the best deals anytime, anywhere at any place. This upgrade brings in some welcomed features such as:

+1 your favorite products Save products to your shopping list  [Read More…]

Google Docs gets tablet optimization, except for editor


Google Docs is one of Android users’ best friends, especially for those who like to work in the cloud. Viewing and editing documents from multiple platforms and devices is indeed convenient. But in the midst of the Honeycomb explosion, this app did not receive a tablet-optimized UI.

Thankfully, this issue has been fixed. Google Docs just received an update that comes with a tablet-friendly ecosystem. The new Google Docs update allows  [Read More…]

Google Docs updated for Android tablets

Google Docs for tablets

Google Docs just got itself a nice little update. The big one for us is that it’s now optimized for tablets — and that makes a big difference for how much time we’re willing to spend looking at a spreadsheet on a smaller screen. Here’s the full changelog:

Optimized experience for tablet users, Honeycomb (Android 3.0+) New 3-panel interface for improved browsing Details panel showing a thumbnail and sharing information  [Read More…]

The already-struggling Google TV just found itself in a deeper hole

Microsoft announces wealth of new Xbox 360 content partners

Google TV

Google TV’s pretty much been a non-starter since it was announced at Google IO in 2010. Trouble with networks and other content providers has kept any sort of mainstream adoption at bay, and we’re still waiting on the long-promised update to Honeycomb that will bring more apps and features.

Microsoft might have just made any update moot with the announcement of a  [Read More…]

If you think Apple’s Siri assistant is cool, wait till you see what Google has been working on


Today Apple announced the iPhone 4S which disappointed many who were expecting to see the iPhone 5. However, Apple was still able to excite the fanbase with the public demo a Siri, a virtual personal assistant coming to iOS5 on October 12th. Apple acquired the company Siri for $ 200 million in April of last year and Steve Jobs described it as “artificial intelligence”, not search or speech recognition.

Apple sums up the new  [Read More…]

Google to announce Q3 earnings Oct. 13

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Who doesn’t love a good earnings call, right? Google’s set its Q3 2011 call for 1:30 p.m. Pacific time Oct. 13. It’ll be streamed, we’ll undoubtedly get some Android news, and we’ll be listening in to bring it all to you.

Source: Google