Tag archive for ‘Google’

Google buys Quickoffice Mobile App

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Jun 6th 2012 - No Comments

After buying instant messaging service Meebo , Google has announced via their official blog, the acquisition of Quickoffice mobile app, an application suite of editing documents for mobile platforms including Android, of course. This acquisition, the amount is still unknown, is designed to integrate Quickoffice applications in Google...

Google Search Eats your Browser Using a ‘Zerg Rush’

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Apr 27th 2012 - No Comments

Google did a fantastic job in regards to adding little surprises to our cell phones, apps and easter eggs within Google Search itself. This latest easter egg found comes about when you Google Search “Zerg Rush”, everyone ought to know what this means. For some odd reason if you’ve been living in the cage for many years, Zerg Rush...

The Google Currents is now Available for Everyone

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Apr 18th 2012 - No Comments

Google Currents for android is a news reader to sublime design, which is now available worldwide. Let me tell you that Google Currents is a magazine styled newsreader app for android , this is the strong competitor to apps like Flipboard and Zite. You can read my previous post on Google Currents here. In December, Google launched the...

The Android Market Turns Into Google Play

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Mar 7th 2012 - No Comments

Google finally rename Android Market as Google Play, Previously seen rumors on the web were not completely wrong, Google converts Android Market into Google Play to completely unify the three other services as well including: Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore.

Google Play

To discover in detail all the services that Google offers, please visit this link where you will find answers to your questions. Now your favorite music, books, movies, apps, and games are all in one place that’s accessible from the Web and any Android device.

Guys, now delete your favourite Android Market link from your bookmarks list and add new Google Play in place of it. Updates to the android application will shortly be available from Android 2.2 FroYo to next versions.

As per official Google blog :

In the U.S., music, movies, books and Android apps are available in Google Play. In Canada and the U.K., we’ll offer movies, books and Android apps; in Australia, books and apps; and in Japan, movies and apps. Everywhere else, Play will be the new home for Android apps.


Google Play Overview:

  • Store up to 20,000 songs for free.
  • Download more than 450,000 Android apps and games.
  • Browse the world’s largest selection of eBooks.
  • Rent thousands of your favorite movies.

Google Play offers more than 450,000 android apps, millions of songs, thousands of movies, and tons of books. They have also added extra feature that before buying anything you can preview the song, book, or movie. Everything is stored in the cloud. Your downloads can be seen on your mobile device or found online at play.google.com.


Google Play android application is available for download, you can download Google play apk from the following link. Google Play store is compatible with Android 2.2 and upper version of devices, Google play current version is now 3.4.6.

Download Google Play Android App

Android 5.0 aka Jelly Bean to Launch in Q2 2012 ?

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Feb 17th 2012 - No Comments

DigiTimes is hardly the most reliable source, they often said that information proved false.Nevertheless, it remains interesting to talk about the next major update of Android,  Android 5.0 aka Jelly Bean which we do not know much.

The version of Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich, available since November 2011, was used primarily to unify the development of smartphone interfaces, tablet, television connected and embedded system. An important step in the evolution of eco-system, Google took the opportunity to get rid of physical buttons that were mandatory in previous versions and introduced a much more complete interface than the last.

With  Android 5.0 aka Jelly Bean, Google could improve “tablet” and T.V experience. Information quite likely, Eric Schmidt announced a tablet “quality” would be announced during the first half of 2012, a Tablet Phone. This could be a standard model, as the Nexus range.

According to the Taiwanese source:

Android 5.0 will be further optimized for tablet PCs, while Google will also integrate its Chrome system functions to push dual-operating system designs. Brand vendors can either choose to adopt only Android 5.0 or add Android 5.0 to Windows 8 devices with the ability to switch between the two OSes without the need to shut down the computer.

Other information less likely, Google would prepare a dual-boot system to accommodate on a tablet, Android 5.0 and Windows 8.  Google could therefore anticipate the arrival of Windows 8 on the shelves, Microsoft really wish to land in the market for tablet interface and compatibility ARM Metro.

In short, as I have said, DigiTimes sources are not the most reliable but it allows us to reflect on further developments of Android. Google has used at frequencies of updates very short. Google 4.0 was announced in October 2011, Google 5.0 could be announced this summer, less than 12 months between two major versions of Android. What worries give to builders who have a hard time updating their latest models of smartphones and tablets.

Only Motorola Xoom and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime had the right to update their Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s painful, I know. I think Google will include Chrome OS elements in Jelly Bean and there is no other details available about this and we have to wait and watch. Being android will bring more news about Android Jelly Bean, stay tuned.

Source : DigiTimes

Samsung Announces the Galaxy Tab 2

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Feb 14th 2012 - 2 Comments

Galaxy Tab 2 will succeed the first tablet model from Samsung, the 7 inch (named Galaxy Tab). The first tablet of Samsung’s output in 2010 and differed in format 7-inch: the Galaxy Tab. Relatively popular during the Christmas holidays, it was the first rival match for the Apple iPhone. Since the Korean had preferred the 10.1 inches , the 8.9 and even 7.7. We also saw a Galaxy Tab Plus , which was mainly a refresh (and especially the arrival of Honeycomb), but nothing concrete for us.

galaxy Tab 2

Today, Samsung has just formalized a new tablet: the Galaxy Tab 2.  Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is the second manufacturer to be running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). We will find course TouchWiz UX with Live Panel. Samsung’s first Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)-powered tablet offers a variety of new and improved Android OS features.

For features, there is a dual-core processor running at 1 GHz and supported by 1 GB of RAM. The internal memory is 16 or 32 GB microSD card reader is also available. Its TFT LCD screen PLS does not in HD and offers a classic definition WSVGA (1024 x 600 pixels). On the back, there is a 3 megapixel camera and front VGA sensor for video chat. The Tab Plus has slightly better specifications that the Tab 2, it features a 1.2GHz dual core processor and a 2 megapixel front facing camera. In terms of connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, aGPS are waiting for you. There will be two versions: 3G + WiFi and WiFi only. 

Reportedly, The Galaxy Tab 2 will land in the UK in March, and elsewhere soon after and the first version will be available around €300, and specifically around €349 and €429.

Google Creating Majel, Android’s Response to Siri

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Dec 15th 2011 - No Comments

The only real novelty of the iPhone 4S is undoubtedly Siri. This is one of the only business case for Apple in new ad campaign for this holiday season. Google is working on its own voice assistant for Android to compete with Siri, Codename: “Majel” .

A new unverified report claims that Google is working on a similar solution with its own voice recognition assistant for Android. This would be called Majel , according Androidandme as a tribute to actress Majel Barrett Roddenberry, she had lent her voice to the Starship Enterprise’s computer on Star Trek.

More than a voice service, Majel would be a real virtual assistant. It could analyze natural language as Siri. Other clues come to confirm this rumor, Google has to redeem CleverSense, the publisher of the mobile application Alfred. A year ago, it was the company Phonetic Arts, which was acquired by Google, they specialized in speech synthesis.

In short, Majel should arrive in a few weeks. Patience.

Source : Apple Insider

Gmail for IOS

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Nov 4th 2011 - No Comments
Finally Googlehas released native Gmail application for IOS and is available through the App Store. Works on both iPhone, iPod touch as iPad.

Among other things, the application has the following features:

  • Alert messages through notifications and sounds
  • Search / find emails in seconds
  • AutoComplete email addresses from Gmail contacts or device address book
  • Upload photos with one click, using the attachment button
  • In iPad, you can browse the mailing list and view the contents of an email at the same time

Google aims to speed efficiency and trying to bring the same system of organizing emails the web version of an application. There is no cost and works with any Apple device with at least iOS 4.

Download Gmail From iStore