Posts tagged Google
BGR is upto it once again and has got good news particularly for iDEN users as it has uncovered Motorola Opus One . What OS will Opus One use? Any guesses? Yup, that is right, Motorola has decided to stick with the open source OS from Google, Android.
Google has been working on a new mobile application called Mobile Visual Search that lets user upload images and search for related information of the uploaded image. The app which also goes by the name Google Goggles , is of particular use to tourists – whenever they come across a new place, they can just take a picture of that spot and use the yet to be released mobile app to find out what that place is and other interesting stuff. (Following paragraphs discuss the current state of this cool app)
What was the one thing that was missing from Google? Google’s very own dictionary. Well, it’s no longer missing. Google has rolled out Google Dictionary, a service that enables worldwide users to view and use the meanings and synonyms of the words they desire. (Features of Google Dictionary are listed below)
Google has just revealed a new developer build of Google Chrome for Mac platform. This latest build takes the Dev channel build to 220.127.116.11. As always, the build is a minor one and fixes known issues such as disabling extensions and more.
I never thought that I will be covering post of this sort related to Bing. But hey, truth must be told. Unfortunately for Microsoft and its followers, Bing experienced a worldwide outage during the evening. But here is the good news, Bing is back at full speed as it was restored just after one hour of outage. Pretty fast restoration, won’t you say?
YouTube has taken a leaf out of Facebook and has launched Feather, the lighter version of YouTube. Simply put, Feather which is currently in Beta, offers a lighter way to browse videos. The intended audience for the lighter version of YouTube is users with low bandwidth or computer processing power. If watching videos is the only thing you do on Google’s video portal, then Feather is the thing you are looking for as it will save you time and bandwidth.
Apple recently posted a job listing for an iPhone software engineer to work on iPhone’s default Maps app. The required candidate will work with the iPhone and iPod Touch Maps team and will play a central role in taking the Maps app to the next level. This is interesting, when you consider the recent series of ongoing events between Apple and Google, and raises a pretty important question which is: Is Apple planning to gain independence from Google Maps?
It is one thing HTC promising to bring an Android 2.0 update for its Hero series, but it is a completely different scenario when HTC Hero is seen running Android 2.1. Now this is news isn’t it, HTC Hero getting an Android 2.1 update.
Its one thing Google releasing three to four builds for Google Chrome on a weekly basis. Its totally a different thing, when they release new Google Chrome builds on successive days. That is what exactly has happened. Yesterday, we shared with you the news of a new Google Chrome build for Mac and Windows users. Today, they have released Google Chrome 18.104.22.168 for Mac.
Almost a month back, Google released Google Maps Navigation. However the downside to it was that, it only targeted Android 2.0 powered devices which certainly includes Droid. Good news for Android 1.6 users, as Google has released the Google Maps Navigation for Android 1.6 platform, and that too just in time for the holiday season. Now Google Maps Navigation can run on the likes of T-Mobile myTouch 3G and G1 and other supported devices.