At Day 2 of Google I/O which is all about Chrome, Google announced that offline editing is about to become available for Google Docs.
Edits are made offline and are later synced, when you connect to the web. Clay Bavar, Director of Product Management for Google Apps demonstrated the functionality on a Nexus 7 tablet and it worked like a charm. Read more »
The Google Nexus 7 tablet is finally official and it’s time to see if it can do the job it’s meant for – be a real-world alternative to the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.
The Android tablet manufacturers (except for Asus and its Transformer prime) learned the hard way that their tablets need to be as affordable as possible to gain some traction. Amazon led the way pricing its Kindle Fire at $199 and made a huge impact, but eight months later there has only been one slate to come close to its price point, while still offering decent hardware – the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. Read more »
One of the first people to get the Google Nexus 7 tablet are the developers and attendees at the Google I/O conference, which is currently taking place in San Francisco.
It’s a sweet déjà vu from a year before, when Google gave away free 32GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung Nexus S and Samsung Chromebook to each attending developer. Now the company is doing it again, but this time with its own, freshly announced Nexus 7 tablet, a brand new Galaxy Nexus and the innovative Nexus Q. Read more »
It was just a year ago when Google launched its own social network Google+. Since then, the young social network has more than 250 million users with 150 million of those users signing in more than once per month.
Interestingly, users spend more time on Google+ from their mobile devices than from desktop computers. Statistics show that each user spends more than 60 minutes per day on the various Google products. Read more »
After getting so much praise for its incredible 41MP camera, the Nokia 808 PureView decided to take a well deserved vacation. Instead of spending all day on the beach though, the 808 found itself shooting a video of the racing catamaran Nacra Infusion MKII.
The impressive video you are about to see was actually shot using two 808 PureView units tightly packed into a plastic bag with holes for the lenses. Read more »
No, this is not the big announcement Mozilla will be making at tomorrow’s Google I/O, although judging by the new features, it easily might have been.
Instead, Mozilla has ditched the Beta and launched v.14.0 of its native Firefox browser for Android. Just as usual, some bugs are squashed and stability is improved, but most notably, the look of the browser UI has changed. Read more »
Skype announced today that their Android app has surpassed 70 million downloads from the Google Play Store.
The achievement is celebrated with a special infographic showing the progress the app has made to become the most popular video calling application for Android. Read more »
The long rumored Google Nexus tablet manufactured by ASUS has revealed its specs and its pretty face thanks to a leaked internal training document. And here’s what it’ll probably look like.
As usual with rumors, you should take this with a pinch of salt, but it all looks pretty real to me and matches most of the previous rumors. It’s got the curved front like the previous Nexus family members, too.
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Mozilla is cooking something big, according to their Twitter teasing a major Firefox update on Android. At least that’s what it looks like.
There are virtually no indications on what the ‘something BIG’ part might be, but judging from the not so many Firefox goodies the browser has seen on Android, it’s safe to assume the announcement is in this ballpark.
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Apple has announced to its registered iOS and Mac developers they’ve included 32 more countries in its promised AppStore expansion.
Tim Cook did promise this would eventually happen at the WWDC, but never got into specifics. So, here’s the list of countries. Read more »
Remember ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement)? This is the European version of SOPA and PIPA which were threatening to impose censorship on the Internet.
Great news came in today, as the International Trade Committee (ITC) has rejected ACTA with 19 votes against and 12 in favor. Read more »
Google Maps is a great digital map to have on the go. But when you are abroad, or at a place without a proper coverage, you are toast. Google already promised us offline maps on Android but how would you like to know that you can get offline maps easily right this very moment?
The Labs section of Google Maps has several interesting experimental features and one of them allows you to cache maps on your Android device. It’s called Pre-cache map area and works just as the title suggests.
Now this is not a new feature by all means but I get asked about this a lot so consider this post as a quick HOW-TO, rather than a news post. If you haven’t been tinkering a lot with Google Maps on your Android smartphone you might have missed this. Read more »
Today is the day when the Galaxy S III finally arrives on US soil and to kick-start its sales, Samsung has launched a couple of new promo video spots for its flagship.
The first of those revolves around the Samsung Galaxy S III great connectivity and the plentiful content sharing options that the smartphone offers, while the other focuses on the Pop up play functionality. Read more »
At the Windows Phone Summit which ended just moments ago, Microsoft announced the WP Marketplace has now crossed the 100,000 apps mark.
And if you thought that it’s all about quality rather than quantity than we still have good news for you. The company announced that the popular mobile titles NOVA 3 and Asphalt 7 will also be making its way to the latest edition of the platform – Windows Phone 8. Read more »
Android users based in Europe will finally get access to Amazon’s Appstore. The company announced today its expansion plans for the old continent and while they are not massive, it’s a decent start.
The Amazon Appstore will launch in France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom this summer. Developers are also encouraged to start certifying their apps for distribution in those countries. Read more »