How To Sync Your Phone’s Photos With Google + Instant Upload

Storing images on your phone can sometimes fill up a lot of memory card space - one that you may need more for other apps or files. The Google + Android app offers a solution to store your photos in a private folder on your Google + account automatically, depending on your settings. Here's how you can store and retrieve your photos using this app. Before proceeding, you would need the following: Android device Google + app installed on your phone Gmail or Google + account Internet … [Read more...]

Google Search for iOS Revamped

Google apparently has updated or rather slightly revamped the iOS interface of the Google Search Engine. Though it doesn't seem completely new or out of the ordinary, this is defintely a welcome addition. It seems like they have tried to make it like the desktop version of the Google website. This basically brings a new layout to the iOS version of the browser with improved categories like news, searches, images and places. Interestingly, when the drop down icon is pressed, a user is now able to … [Read more...]

Rooted Android Devices Will Not Have Access To Google’s Movie Rental Service

By now all of us are pretty aware of Google's movie renting service for Android via the Android Market which is currently accessible to users with Motorola XOOM running on Android 3.1. Google plans to extend this service to devices running on Android 2.2 Froyo and further as well. But it has now come to light that rooted Motorola XOOM tablets are not being able to access or rent movies. When they try to rent movies, they receive an error message saying "Failed to fetch license for [movie title] … [Read more...]

Google Launches “News Near You” on Google News for Cellphones

Google has launched a news service which provides news to users based on their location. This service makes use of Gulp! and provides you with substantial news about a particular location. Google carefully examines the story to provide users with news about their current location. And yes, this makes use of location tracking. But users can opt not to be tracked from a page that appears the first time you start using the service. But if you choose otherwise, Google will add a new bar at the … [Read more...]

Carriers Should Store User Location Data: Government

Location tracking allegations were thrashed on Apple and later on Google. As a result both the companies were scheduled to appear before a senate on the 10th of May. The Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein attending a senate hearing called by Al Franken said that it was in the government's interest that the carriers kept track of user locations and stated that this should continue for the next two years. This is what he had to say - "When this information is not stored, it may be … [Read more...]

Google Updates Android Market with New App Discovery Features

Google has updated the Android Market and made some changes to it. They will be adding new discovery features to the market which makes it easier for the users to discover new apps and find the popular ones. Google said that they will be bringing out these changes on both the mobile app of the Android Market and the web version of the same. The web version of the Android Market seems to have already been updated with these features. Starting from June, the Android Market will list apps under … [Read more...]

Sprint Offering the Nexus S 4G For $199.99 On a Two Year Contract

The Google Nexus S 4G has finally made its way to Sprint on Mother's Day. You might think the Nexus S has lost its charm, but it is still one of Google's favorite device to launch the latest updates. So bear in mind that when you get a Nexus S, you'll practically be the first person to receive the updates followed by other Android counterparts. So you might as well head up to the store and get one for yourself now. And also, the Nexus S is one of the very few devices that doesn't come with a … [Read more...]

AT&T Finally Allows Sideloading of Third Party Apps

We wrote about the AT&T Infuse 4G yesterday and we were thoroughly impressed with the handset. And apart from the sleek looks and a large display there's something that is quite out of the ordinary about the device. As most AT&T users might know, downloading of third party apps is not supported on its network. But this time with the Infuse 4G, AT&T is actually allowing side-loading of third party apps which is a very good supplement to the handset. Most Android smartphones we find in … [Read more...]

Motorola Atrix 4G to Get Android 2.3 Gingerbread

The Motorola Atrix 4G has been launched for about a month now in the U.S and more recently in the UK (without 4G). The device has been praised widely for its performance (not so much for the Moto Blur UI) and quality, but if we were to mention one aspect where the Motorola Atrix fell behind, it would be its OS. The Atrix runs on Android 2.2 Froyo. This in a time when Android 2.3 Gingerbread's next iteration is being rumored about. So users have been a bit disappointed with that aspect of the … [Read more...]

Google Being Sued Over Location Tracking Allegations

After Apple was accused of tracking user locations, it is Android's turn now. Some users of the HTC Inspire 4G have accused Google of tracking/storing user locations and movements and as a result have filed a lawsuit against them. They have filed a formal complaint on the 27th of April in Detroit. This means that Google will now have to testify in front of a senate like Apple is doing on May 10. The complainants in this case mention that they are representing all those Android users who have … [Read more...]