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Google Demoes Off-Line Mobile Web Apps with iPhone (VIDEO)

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

New functionality being shown by Google publicly for the first time, allows mobile devices to access data that has been locally stored on the device without any network connections. A first for new-age mobile devices, and a breakthrough for developers.
iPhoneBuzz posts a video and images of the new functionality which is split into three categories. [...]

Google ‘Latitude’ Coming to iPhone, Loopt Says Uh Oh

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Google has announced a new location based tracking (awareness) feature that will integrate with Google Maps being dubbed Latitude that is soon making its way to the iPhone. For now, it is being demoed on Google’s open source mobile operating system Android.

Google describes the new application as “being able to find millions of your friends [...]

Google Street View Enabled in iPhone Firmware 2.2 Beta 2 [U]

Friday, October 24th, 2008

MacRumors reports that Google Street View has been enabled in the latest build of iPhone 2.2 Firmware (Beta 2).

While previous versions of iPhone Firmware 2.2 (Beta 1) hinted at Google Street View support, it had not been enabled.
Adversely, the first official phone running Android, T-Mobile’s G1 with Google, has support for full Google [...]

The First 24 Hours: Android Market vs. App Store

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

After officially being open for 24 hours, early figures and observations for Google’s Android market are in. While it may be deemed premature to read much into first day findings, they do provide important comparisons to the opening day of Apple’s App Store.

The kind folks at Medialets have provided a multitude of observations and [...]

T-Mobile’s G1 Officially Hits the Market

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Citizens of San Francisco had first dibs on purchasing the T-Mobile G1 last night as the device is set to begin selling across the country today.

Noted for being the first mobile device powered by Google’s Android platform, T-Mobile began offering the G1 manufactured by HTC at San Francisco’s Market Street outlet Tuesday evening. [...]

Google’s Android Getting Coddled Like An Infant

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

It’s not everyday that a company like Google unveils plans for a brand new mobile operating system like Android. But when they do, you can expect the entire industry to pay attention, and to meticulously analyze every move being made along the way.
Google has partnered with T-mobile to release the first official device running [...]

TunesRemote: iTunes Remote Application for Google Andoid OS

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Created and designed by developer Jeff Sharkey, “TunesRemote: Android DACP Remote Control” is an application that emulates the function of the iTunes Remote app on an iPhone. This new application can be recognized by iTunes on a Mac or a PC, and once paired with your computer, can browse your library, view album art [...]

Gene Munster: G1 Will Not Hinder iPhone Sales

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Piper analyst Gene Munster has recently indicated that Apple should fear not over the recent launch of the T-Mobile G1 powered by Google’s Android.

In a recent report Munster noted that the release of the G1 is merely a progressional change in the mobile market stating that “when Apple comes out with a product, [...]

Google Teams Up With Amazon for New Mobile Music Store

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Google has set its sights on combating Apple’s iTunes by partnering with online retail giant, Amazon, to announce the launch of a new online music store. Users will have the ability to download MP3s via mobile devices such as the recently launched T-Mobile G1 powered by Google’s Android Mobile OS.

Users will now have [...]

Feature: Would You Really Want All Your Data and Applications in “The Cloud”?

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Google released their very own web browser this week, “Chrome“. Initial reaction has been positive and Google’s stance on cloud computing has become more apparent. Everyone from the NY Times to Google’s own co-founder Sergey Brin have called Operating Systems bulky, and old-fashioned.

Cloud computing is being pushed like never before. Google with Chrome is [...]

Google Unveils Android Market, aka Android App Store

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Google today unveiled what is being referred to as the “Android Market.” A software store that bares not-so-shocking resemblance to the iPhone App Store. The Android Market, of course, is only directed towards phones running the Android operating system.

Apple has been under harsh criticism for pulling various apps from the app store. Which some say [...]

Symbian set free after Nokia buyout.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

“The leading smartphone operating system, Symbian, is to become open source, under guidance from a newly set up Symbian Foundation. Nokia is buying up other vendors’ Symbian shares for US$409 million (£204 million), and then – apparently – donating the company to the Foundation. The Symbian Foundation will start work in 2009, and will unify [...]