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Where Is My Google Chrome for Android? The Wait Continues for Non-ICS…

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As you’ve probably heard by now, Google Chrome (beta) has finally come to Android. The wait is over! At least it is if you’re one of the lucky ones already running ICS. For the rest of our devices that…

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Google+ update adds What’s Hot Section and “massive improvements”

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Google has continued its hot streak of updating Android apps this week. The latest app treated to a new version is Google+, which has added “massive performance improvements across the app” acco…

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Vonage Mobile enables free calls/texts to users, low-cost international calls to any number

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Vonage kept home phone service providers on their toes when it launched an alternate calling serve, and now the company is trying to do the same for the mobile industry. The new Vonage Mobile app enables free …

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Twitter for Android gets another redesign and new feature set [#newtwitter]

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Call me crazy, but I’m really liking the changes made in the latest version of the Twitter app. Sure, I know most of you have pledged allegiance to Twicca, Tweetcaster, or something similar (I’m a P…

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Facebook redesigns yet again – will this be the one that finally gets it right?

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Facebook announced today that it will begin rolling out a new version of the official Facebook Android app. Long a source of complaint, frustration, and force close errors, the latest version of Facebook seek…

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Pingchat is now Touch, a BBM clone that’s more about photo-sharing for Android/BlackBerry/iOS

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You whippersnappers today don’t know how easy you have it with the plethora of group messaging app choices. Back in my day, there was only one BBM-style app for Android, and its name was Pingchat. But sinc…

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GetGlue adds real-time chat to its media check-in Android app

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GetGlue has often been described as “Foursquare for TV” because of its similarities to the location-aware service. But instead of checking-in to physical venues, GetGlue members check-in to t…

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Opinionaided makes mobile Q&A instant on new Android and iPhone app

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People often rely on the judgment of others when making decisions, but your friends aren’t always there to offer advice. Opinionaided organizes feedback from your friends – or a larger, public a…

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

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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 ag…

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Google Translate can now say “Android rules” and “tablets supported” in 14 languages

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Google Translate debuted a Conversation Mode earlier this year that enabled an English speaker to talk into an Android phone and have the text-to-speech engine reply in Spanish. It was a very alpha implementa…

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TweetCaster dev talks Google+, social apps, and plans for Android development [Interviews]

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The name OneLouder may not be immediately familiar to most Android users, but it should be. That’s name of the company that has carved out a niche as a builder of apps at “the intersection of social and mobi…

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Official Hotmail Android app is cooler than previous options

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There have been hundreds of third-party apps that connect Android users to their Hotmail.com email accounts. However, it wasn’t until yesterday that an official app from Microsoft found its way into t…

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Skype adds video calling for Galaxy Tab 10.1, Xoom, Droid Bionic & more. Oh, and advertisements, too!

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Skype has added 14 new devices to its list of supported phones and tablets capable of Skype video calling on Android.The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Motorola Droid Bionic headline the list of new devices, howev…

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Smartr Contacts makes sense of your massive contacts list, adds fast search and social profile data [App Reviews]

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Let’s face it: contact management on Android can be a mess. There are often duplicates, it can be tough to only sync certain people depending on your phone model, and – like any contact system ̵…

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Facebook Timeline will retell your story and Facebook life on mobile

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Facebook is in the midst of yet another major redesign that seeks to transform the way the company operates. At its f8 developer conference today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg showcased a new feature called Facebook Ti…

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