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Google Now hack enables use on rooted devices with AOSP ROM’s (US English only)

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I have a love affair going on with Google Now. Though the Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean as a whole got all the headlines at I/O last week, Google’s new voice search and command feature has easily become my favorite a…

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CloudMagic for Android is a better, faster search for Gmail, Docs, Twitter, and more

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Search is the bread and butter of Google, but it’s not perfect or the only way to locate your important information. Sometimes, a third party can come in and locate the same information faster or more efficientl…

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Google revamps Image Search UI with new carousel and swipes for tablets

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Google Image Search looks a little different today. That’s because Google has just announced that its user interface has been changed to be more tablet-friendly. Yes, they’ve done that already…

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SpeaktoIt Asisstant – Android’s boost to voice search & command [Beta]

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Android Voice Actions are nothing new. We’ve been telling our phone to search and change functions since last year, and apps like Vlingo have enhanced those functions even further. However, voice is al…

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Google faces Senate hearings that it stiffles Yelp! and other competitors. [Watch live on C-Span]

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In the U.S. Senate hearings set to investigate claims that Google is anti-competitive, Yelp will accuse the search giant of stealing its content and punishing the review site for complaining about the practi…

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Android Apps Alert #71: Ask Me, Dell Me, Max Me Edition

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Welcome to Android Apps Alert Volume 71. We actually missed an episode last week, but we’re back to tracking the interesting and noteworthy apps from the Android Market over the past two weeks. Our theme…

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Google Search Android app gets a clever redesign

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UPDATE: Ha! Google posted the news prematurely. The app isn’t available in the Android Market yet. Here’s the article as it originally appeared. ———– The Google sear…

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Android 3.1+ tablets get optimized Google Search page

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Google Search is constantly evolving behind the scenes to fight spam and low-quality results, but the most popular search engine is finally prettying-up its tablet face. Google announced today that it is rol…

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New Android Market leaked download & first impressions

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The Android Market is undergoing yet another transformation. Off the top of my head, this is the fourth major redesign we’ve since Android debuted in 2008, and after playing with a leaked copy of the new A…

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Google improves mobile search with Query Builder and new interface

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Google does search. Google does mobile. Google says its doing both more efficiently and quickly with an improved mobile search website. Google has been rolling out a new website that gives “instant acc…

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Google Mobile search adds Instant Previews on Android 2.2

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Google Search has a great feature called Instant previews that shows thumbnails of page results. This allows Google visitors to enter a search term and see quick previews of a page without clicking the link. So…

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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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Google Instant on Android 2.2 searches 28 languages, 40 countries. Is yours supported?

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A lot of people were disappointed when Google Instant debuted last month supporting only Android 2.2 in US English. Instant search still requires Froyo or higher, but Google has expanded support to other nati…

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Bing! Now for non-Verizon Android phones, too

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Bing Mobile for Android is now available on all four of the major U.S. carriers. When the app was first released in August, it was an exclusive for Verizon customers. Now AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile customer…

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Google Instant search is live for Android (2.2+)

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Google Instant search is rolling out to some Android users. I just spotted a few people talking about it online, fired up Google.com, and sure enough, Instant search is now available. Instant Search is a new sea…

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