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App Review: CoPilot Live takes Android voice navigation in the right direction

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App Review: CoPilot Live takes Android voice navigation in the right direction

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Put on your seatbelt, check your mirrors, and launch CoPilot Live for Android? That’s not the traditional pre-driving routine, but it’s what I did when testing CoPilot Live, a new GPS application that offers t…

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Could Android see FREE turn-by-turn navigation this year? #android

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Could Android see FREE turn-by-turn navigation this year? #android

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Huawei has struck a deal with LocatioNet Systems Ltd. to install the amAze navigation app on all of its new GPS handsets. As you may know, Huawei is developing Android phones that will have GPS features, so it sta…

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More on Geodelic, the force behind the myTouch’s Sherpa

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More on Geodelic, the force behind the myTouch’s Sherpa

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The “Sherpa” application is being touted as a major selling point of the now-officially announced T-Mobile USA myTouch phone. Sherpa learns a user’s activities and provides nearby esta…

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Android to get Kyte, Google Books, and Rummble support

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Android to get Kyte, Google Books, and Rummble support

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Android apps relating to Kyte, Google Books, and Rummble may come to Android in late summer/early fall, according to a video posted by Mobile Crunch. A third-party development group named Droiders is working…

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Layar Android app augments reality with POI’s and more

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Layar Android app augments reality with POI’s and more

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Android has an augmented reality. I had no idea exactly what that meant today, but Layar, “the first mobile Augmented Reality browser,” did a good job of drawing me in to find out. Layar adds real-t…

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Garmin-ASUS switching to Android and Windows Mobile platforms

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Garmin-ASUS switching to Android and Windows Mobile platforms

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Garmin-ASUS will be dropping its custom Linux build in favor of Android for future devices. Though the long-awaited nuvifone G60 is still slated to be released with their custom Linux product, Garmin-ASUS ha…

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Google Maps for Android relaunched with new features (screenshots included)

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Google Maps for Android relaunched with new features (screenshots included)

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Google Maps on Android underwent a feature overhaul Sunday evening. Google, Inc., unveiled a new and improved Maps application that adds voice search, reverse directions, public transit or walking directi…

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App Reviews: NRU brings Zagat to Android phones

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App Reviews: NRU brings Zagat to Android phones

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Zagat promotes its website as “The Web’s Most Trusted Guide to Restaurant Reviews and Ratings.” With their Android app NRU (pronounced ‘near you’), Zagat hopes to be the lea…

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Google’s Places Directory app finds local businesses

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Google’s Places Directory app finds local businesses

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John’s in a new city and is both hungry and bored. Sure, he could check the Yellowpages or find out what his hotel’s front desk recommends, but maybe he wants to know where the locals go to find a good m…

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Google Android can now search the stars

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Google Android can now search the stars

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Google searches the web, and it apparently can track down a few things in the sky as well. A new Android app titled “Google Sky Map” can identify stars and distant plants, turning your Android devic…

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Centrl Android app offers layered location networking

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Centrl Android app offers layered location networking

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Location-based social networking Android apps have received a new peer in Centrl, the mobile version of a service to find friends, deals, and attractions. Formerly known as Unype, Centrl is a service to conne…

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PinPoint Location switches to Skyhook Wireless GPS SDK

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PinPoint Location switches to Skyhook Wireless GPS SDK

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PinPoint Location has switched to using Skyhook Wireless to offer a more accurate location service. Joining other GPS-enabled apps like Locale, PinPoint is now using Skyhook’s Wi-Fi and XPS hybrid lo…

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ShopSavvy adds availability information to results

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ShopSavvy adds availability information to results

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Big in Japan has made its popular ShopSavvy app even stronger by adding information about stock levels at local stores. In addition to providing price comparisons for online and brick-and-mortar stores, Sho…

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Locale to gain better location service

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Locale to gain better location service

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Locale is partnering with Skyhook Wireless to provide increased accuracy and dependency in its location-based app. Tapping into Skyhook’s XPS location system, a newer version of Locale seeks to maxi…

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UK politicians fearful of Google Latitude

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UK politicians fearful of Google Latitude

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Google Latitude lets cell phone users see where their friends are, but some British politicians think Google’s location service available on Android also raises privacy concerns. They’ve eve…

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