Archive for the ‘Google News’ Category

Voice Actions for Android

August 31, 2010
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Will we even need to pay a Network?

August 26, 2010


Let’s flash forward, google gives out data only sim cards, that’s basically all we need at this point.

1. We already know we could make free calls anywhere in the US and Canada for free, using Google Voice, in Gmail, it wont be long till they push that into our Android devices. (without been on a network) I don’t think Google will leave the other major cites around the world out either.

2. Free SMS with Google Voice already, the next step is MMS, (media messaging).

If Google plans to do this i would be very happy to disconnect this T-Mobile service, which im not using really, i have a 500 minutes a month and i only use about 8% of it (Max), and i barely Text using the number T-Mobile give me, i use the Google Voice one. I pay around 90 dollars a month. i pay way to much for mobile service including you.(based on the survey i took a while ago) So, you and i would be saving a bunch of ca$h, to do a lot of other things, like saving to buy the latest android phones.

Of, course this would hurt the mobile networks very much, and i would assume that they would make a deal with Google for this not to happen, because look, i would think i could use Skype to make all my calls (Verizon) but Verizon requeres that you have a calling plan.

I’m not starting a rumor but i believe thats Google next step, “Google Data Sim Cards”, its a most.

Do you think Google will be giving out Data SIM cards? leave an interesting comment below.

What's Google Chrome to Phone and how to Install

August 15, 2010

**Please Note: Unfortunately if you don’t have Froyo (2.2) you will not be able to run this application.

Setup:

1: Search for ‘Chrome to Phone’ at chrome.google.com/extensions.
and install.

2: Search for ‘Chrome to Phone’ in Market on your Android device.
and Install the Chrome to Phone Android app and complete the simple set-up process. if you have multiple accounts, choose the one you are using in the browser.

3:Install the Chrome to Phone extension and click on the toolbar icon to sign in.

Final: Click the toolbar icon to send the link or currently selected text to your phone.

App inventor for android

July 15, 2010

Google is known to roll out some realy kool applications and some realy useful applications!! like the google skymap and many others!But this time google has released an app which is both kool and very useful!!The google android app inventor!!

The guys who own android phones but always wanted to create apps for themselves but couldnt,well this app is just for your!!This application helps you create your own application using blocks and designing,directly from the web browser!!how kool is that!!

Its not necessory to bcome a developer or a know coding to use the app inventor!!you can design how the app looks and use blocks to specify the behaviour of the apps!

You can find blocks for almmost everything you can do on an android phone!!you can build apps using the gps,track ball,motion sensing,using social networks like twitter,etc!!

This block editor in this application uses the open block java library for creating the visual blocks.The compiler that translates the visual blocks language for implemetation on android phones uses the kawa language framework!!

If you wanna develope applications using the app inventor then you need to fill out a form and wait for the reply from google labs!!u can fill the form here:

https://services.google.com/fb/forms/appinventorinterest/

Though this app is mainly a web app, you can also use it on your android phone: heres how!

The phone has to be connected to the computer via the u.s.b and the browser should be running to use the appklication on your android phone!!

before you connect your phone to the computer there are sme setting changes which has to be done!!:-

  1. go to settings,then applications
  2. the unknown sources boc should be checked
  3. then go to the development option on the screen
  4. the usb debugging and stay awake option should be checked.
  5. go to sound and display option on the main settings screeen
  6. uncheck the orientation option.

make sure that the phone is in the unlocked state and able to recieve calls and open apps!! then connect it to the computer using the usb cable!

then use the connect to phone option on the website and then proceed with the project by clicking on the project option.You are now ready to create your own applications!

you can get more info about this by going to:

http://appinventor.googlelabs.com/about/

Well thats all about the android app inventor!!

I have filled the form for the app inventor have you??? if not  then hurry!!

Witht this new application it is sure that within a few months android applications will surpass the applications for iphones!! The android applications which are at about 70,000 (source:androlib)will increase more faster than before, due to the introduction of the app inventor .it was proved that google loves its developers in the google i/o now they want all the android users to become developers!! how great is google!!

New York Times:Google Looks to Emerging Markets for Android's Growth

July 5, 2010

PORTLAND, OREGON — Google plans to push its Android mobile software in India and China and is exploring ways for developers to make more money from applications, stepping up competition with Apple and Nokia. Read it!