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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Gingerbread Decoration Put On Lawn To Cool

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android News" @ 11:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/22/...ront-lawn-vide/

"Cupcake, donut, eclair, froyo. That's not just a list of Android iterations, it's also an inventory of all the giant decorations..."

A giant gingerbread man has been spotted on the lawn of the Google Headquarters to join his other "sweet treat" friends! Does this mean that gingerbread may soon be out of the oven and ready for our enjoyment? We hope so because gingerbread is always a tasty treat!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Be Prepared To Welcome Your Android Overlords

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Android News" @ 03:30 PM

http://www.talkandroid.com/17348-an...s,+and+Updates)

"Apple seems pretty confident that they are going to keep the iPad at the top of the tablet market well into 2011. We know otherwise, but so does Gene Munster who is a Senior Research Analyst with Piper Jaffray."

Let us gaze into the Mystical Silica Ball and guess what the future holds in store. Hearing estimates and predictions from industry experts has always been entertaining. The interview did produce one nugget of information that I would apply to the whole tablet market, and that estimates can be hit or miss, not just for Asian production lines, but for estimates in the technology industry. Apple has certainly brought attention and revived the previously stagnant tablet market and in doing so, has turned everyone's focus on slates. Android certainly seems the next most suitable OS and will likely sellore units. I am not sure if that can be considered dominance though. Whether slates have fundamentally changed the PC market, well, those words were also said about netbooks and then smartphones. Technology is certainly moving fast, but I have doubts as to whether consumers are able to keep up with the pace that manufacturers want us to move. Do we really need to buy a new computing device every year or two?


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Google Announces Two-part Verification and Mobile Doc Editing on Android

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android News" @ 05:00 AM

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010...-have-gone.html

"Today we're hosting more than 300 CIOs and IT professionals from around the world in Paris at Google Atmosphere, our annual European event dedicated to cloud computing-web-based applications that are built on shared infrastructure and delivered through the browser. This year, the discussion at Atmosphere is focused on how companies can benefit from the breakthroughs in productivity and security that cloud-based applications are uniquely capable of delivering....We're launching new cloud-powered capabilities: two-step verification to help enhance security and soon, mobile editing in Google Docs on Android and the iPad."

Looks like two exciting achievements are coming from Google. The two step verification will allow for tighter security on an account so that if someone did get the password, it would be harder to steal the account. Mobile editing will will allow you to edit your documents where ever you are - great for making changes as they come to you while you are on the go!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Gizmodo is Freaked Out - Are You?

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Talk" @ 06:00 AM

http://gizmodo.com/5633196/google-i.../full+(Gizmodo)

Jesus Diaz at Gizmodo recently published a piece about Google's ambitious desire to augment your daily life with as many helpful suggestions (and sponsored ones as well) as possible. It's freaking him out, apparently. But perhaps to play Devil's advocate for a moment - is this a bad thing? As humans we only have a limited amount of resources with which to make decisions (Trust me, I know how to deplete all of them if I wish), and don't you have more important things you'd like to ponder than "Where should I eat lunch today?" If Google can help with the small stuff, doesn't that give me more time to think about the big stuff? I seriously doubt that even the most internet-and-cloud-centric person will ever just take Google's word for it on questions like "Where should I go to college?" or "Should I marry this person?" or "Would daddy like this casket?" (Actually, might just want to take Google's word on the last one, Dad won't mind).

What do you think? Is Google's effort to become your third half a good or bad thing?


Monday, September 6, 2010

Priority Inbox + Empty Inbox = Disappointment Inbox!

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Talk" @ 08:30 AM

A few years back on Pocket PC Thoughts, I wrote a piece asking people about their Email Organization strategy, and mentioning that I personally like my inbox to always be at 0 when I'm done at my computer. At the most, on an average work day, I may return to my inbox and find 10 - 12 e-mails waiting for me after a meeting. So when Google activated my Priority Inbox a few days ago, I realized something. It doesn't work for me - my inbox is too clean. Now Priority All Mail, that may do the trick...

So those of you who have activated Priority Inbox, what do you think? Do you want it to come to your Android Phone? And those of you like me - what GMail improvement on device or on phone are you looking for?


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Google Sued Over Nexus One 3G Connectivity Problems

Posted by Tony Rylow in "Android News" @ 12:30 PM

http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/02/go...nexus-one-suit/

"On Tuesday, Google was slapped with a breach of contract class action lawsuit alleging that its Nexus One smartphone failed to maintain 3G connectivity and that the Mountain View company not only made misleading claims about the product's capabilities but also failed to adequately support customers in search of answers."

My first Android device was a Nexus One, and I experienced these exact same issues. I spent plenty of time on the phone with HTC, who claimed I was just in bad coverage areas (everywhere I went). Even when I could switch my SIM into another 3G-capable device and have a perfectly stable connection in the same location. I was offered the option to send my device in for replacement, but after reading various posts of people on their 4th or 5th device, I decided to get a refund to find another phone. While I am against most suits, I think Google deserves this one.

Tags: google, htc, nexus one

Hidden Gem Available Soon: Samsung Gem listed in Best Buy's Buyer's Guide

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Samsung Android Phones" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/02/...y-buyers-guide/

"We've heard talk of the Gem before, and a new listing for the phone in Best Buy's September buyer's guide confirms the existence of Verizon's new low-end Android piece..."

Looks as if Samsung will have the Gem out (and available at Best Buy) very soon so keep your eyes open! Who knew Best Buy even had a Buyer's Guide anyways? Eh, they probably send me one, but like all the other junk mail, it quickly gets placed in the recycle pile without even a second glance.


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