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Google Goggles scans barcodes almost instantly, solves Sudoku

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Like almost everything else in life, Goggles now proves that faster is better. The app previously took pictures of barcodes and then provided information a few seconds later, but Goggles can now recognize a ba…

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Travel

Google Maps 5.0 launches with 3D maps, offline support

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The latest version of Google Maps has launched in the Android Market, ushering in the “next generation of mobile maps,” as Google said on its Mobile Blog. Maps 5.0 is the 3D version of maps that Andy…

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Android Apps

Android Voice Search personalizes for U.S. English speakers on 2.2

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Google announced a short while ago that Voice Search is being fine-tuned for individuals. Though Voice Search for Android originally launched with “speech models broad enough to accommodate a wide va…

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Android App Reviews

YouTube Remote controls Leanback through Android

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Google has release a new YouTube Remote application that makes it possible to watch Leanback videos on your phone. And because they recognize that handheld devices aren’t always the best screen to watc…

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Google Maps: now with better Places reviews, filters, and Latitude

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Google recently updated the desktop version of Places to have a better, more organized results page for reviews. The mobile version gets the same treatment in a new update to the Google Maps application (Andro…

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Google beefs up Android device management for Google Apps accounts

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Google has made another move to improve Android as an enterprise operating system, and increased the appeal of Google Apps as well. Enterprise professionals now have more administrative controls thanks to t…

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Multimedia

YouTube Market version ported from Froyo to Eclair phones

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Not everyone likes the new YouTube unveiled recently, but there are some people a wee bit peeved that they didn’t have the option to test it because it requires Android 2.2. XDA Developers Forum member ro…

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Tools

Voice Search now available in Czech, Polish, Russian, and Turkish

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Google has just confirmed that Voice Search has been expanded to support four new languages: Czech, Polish, Russian, and Turkish.  Speakers of those languages can now perform Voice Search functions in their…

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Travel

Google Car Home updated, added to Android Market

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Google has made its Car Home app available in the Android Market. The app has been given a visual facelift and settings that may make it less likely that users turn to the alternative car dock apps currently popul…

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Google Maps Walking Navigation: An Adventure in NY [App Reviews]

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Google Maps Navigation is Android’s most talked about and attractive feature, but not everyone needs directions while driving. Some folks want voice guidance while navigating the sidewalks more oft…

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Android OS

Gmail with some Priority Inbox features out now for Froyo

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Google has updated the official Gmail application in the Android Market, so run on over and load it onto your Android 2.2 device. I’ll wait…. Got it, good? Here’s what’s new. For star…

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Android Apps

Google Voice widgets leaked to Android users [VIDEO]

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We already told you that a newer version of Google Voice was discovered in the early G2 ROM that was leaked last week. Now we can show you the goods. And offer a chance to test them for yourself if you’re so inc…

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Google Voice widget spotted in leaked G2 ROM

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Google Voice has been very much embraced by U.S. Android fans. Widgets have been embraced even more so by said fans. Now, there’s a cross-section between the two. After playing around the leaked G2 ROM on…

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Entertainment

Google Earth: now with more mermaids!

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Google Earth has been an incredible app to use to explore the world, but it was limited in its scope. The app overlooked the oceans and seas, not a wise move since Poseidon’s domain accounts for about 75 per…

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Android Tricks

Tips: Open Google Gestures with a quick-flip gesture

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Those of you still running Google Gestures as a way to quickly search through your phone’s contacts will be happy to know that the app recently got a new shortcut. In Gesture Search 1.2, the app can be opene…

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