Bing Mobile Gets Updated. Adds an Optimized interface for Touch Devices

Bing For Mobile recently got few updates to its site  Some of its new features are:

  1. Flight status searches = You can now enter the airline and flight number and get the latest departure and landing times of the respective flight.Bing Mobile 1
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Google Navigation will come to iPhone, but only if Apple approves

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Google which announced Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0 yesterday, told today that Navigation could also come to the iPhone, if and only if Apple approves it.

In an article to AppleInsider yesterday, Google said “Apple is a close partner, we would like to support the iPhone with Maps Navigation. Millions of users experience Google Maps on the iPhone. We will continue to work with Apple to bring innovation, including Latitude and Navigation, to users but you will have to speak to Apple about its availability”. Continue reading “Google Navigation will come to iPhone, but only if Apple approves”

Google Adds Turn by Turn Navigation. Releases Maps Navigation for Android 2.0

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Lots of people including Me have heavily relied on Google Maps Mobile to get directions to any unknown place that we may land upon. However, sometimes getting only the directions don’t work since you cannot see them while you are driving. Continue reading “Google Adds Turn by Turn Navigation. Releases Maps Navigation for Android 2.0”

Google Sync: Now with push Gmail support

Its been a while that Google, the search giant, launched Google sync which allows you to synchronize your Gmail Contacts and Google Calendar with your iPhone, Windows Mobile, and S60 devices.

Google, today added Gmail support to Google Sync for iPhone, iPod Touch and Windows Mobile devices. This will surely help people who want push notification support on their iPhones as Google sync just offers the same. So users who like to keep their inbox updated just need an always-on connection.

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Android 1.6 SDK is now available for download


The Android Team has just released its SDK for Android 1.6 codenamed “The Donut”.

So whats new in the “The Donut“:

  1. It now has support for both CDMA as well as GSM.
  2. It now supports more screen resolutions, which in return will allow Android apps to work on more devices.
  3. The new APIs include a gestures framework and text-to-speech engine.
  4. Donut now provides access to the new and improved Android Market.
  5. It now provides a Quick Search Box for Donut Users, which allows searching directly from the home screen with suggested results while a person is typing.

Devices with Android 1.6 running are expected to be out as early as October ’09. Apps developed for older versions of Android will continue to run on Android 1.6. However do test your existing apps on the Android 1.6 SDK to make sure they run as expected.

Android Team also added that over the next several weeks, they will publish a series of blog posts to help the developers get ready for the new developer technologies in Android 1.6.  The topics on which posts will be covered are:

  1. How to adapt your applications to support different screen sizes
  2. Integrating with Quick Search Box
  3. Building gestures into your apps and
  4. Using the text-to-speech engine.

Download Android 1.6 SDK

In the meantime you can also check the official video of Android 1.6 along with its new features below:


HTC T-Mobile G1 begins shipping

The “Google phone” – HTC T-Mobile G1 is being shipped as you read this.

The device is, of course, the first official device running on the Android platform. There were reports of about one million of the handsets on pre order. Their wait is finally over it seems.

The handset is currently locked in to T-Mobile. There is no word on the India launch or announcement of the carrier. Read Fonearena’s coverage of the same here.

Google Phone in India for 8200

The HTC G1 or the first Google Android phone has already sold 1 .5 million units (pre-orders)

Its priced at $179 in America and comes with a 2 year contract.

Reports suggest that HTC is in talks with Indian operators to bring the Google Phone to India for as little as Rs.8200 but reports also suggest that the handset could be priced as high as Rs.20000

Anyhow thats much cheaper than the Apple iPhone price which is Rs.30000 approx.

So all your users who felt disappointed or fooled by the iphone pricing .. are u listening ?

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Google phone’s Android SDK Released


The SDK (Software Development Kit) for Google’s mobile phone, Android was released on 12th November 2007.

For the uninitiated, here’s a peek into what the Android is all about.

The Android is the first open, free to use, completely-packed-with-goodies mobile platform. It includes an operating system, middle ware and key applications written using Java programming. So you get a phone with all features such as GPS, camera, email, Instant Messaging, calendar, games etc as well as Google services like XMPP and Google Maps. Continue reading “Google phone’s Android SDK Released”

Google Open Handset Alliance and Android is official

Google has just announced the Open Handset Alliance. It has partnered with over 30 Companies worldwide for the new platform called Android including Motorola, Qualcomm, HTC and T-Mobile. So the gPhone story has just started.

We had covered about Android 2 days back.This is actually interesting news for mobile developers and mobile users.

Mobile Developers can get to download the SDK soon at the Open Alliance Developer page

Phones running the Android platform are expected to hit the market in the second half of 2008.

This move is seen as a sign of Google’s intentions to enter the Booming mobile market world wide.

You must have used / seen Google mobile maps, Gmail and Mobile docs . The new phones will be linux powered probably and will run all the latest Google Mobile Apps. 

Fring : Make free mobile VOIP Calls

Fring™ is a 3G mobile application that allows you to make free mobile calls and send instant messages (chat) to other fring users and PC based VoIP services such as Skype and Google Talk at no extra cost.
fring™ calls cost nothing extra because they utilize the 3G mobile internet connections and VoIP technologies that are already embedded in your mobile handset.

I was surprised to find that this Software works in India.The voice quality was really great for a normal GPRS connection.

Will post a video or images of our test soon.

fring™ works transparently over 3G networks while bypassing traditional mobile voice and sms text messaging services. This means that fring™ enables mobile-to-mobile calls, mobile-to-landline calls, and mobile-to-PC calls including integration into Skype and Google Talk services wherever you are.


Google phone under works ?

google_phone.jpgGoogle and Orange might be in the middle of a multi billion dollar deal to bring out a device which might be the Google Phone. Google apps will be mostly preloaded on the phone. Gmail Mobile app is already a big hit. A Gtalk Java client is also under development some folks say. Google has been embracing the Mobile ecosytem recently.Google mobile Maps and Google Mobile Local are also there. Google has always shown some interest in Location based services.

Google is already offering SMS alerts in India for its Calendar service.

This phone is expected to be launched in 2008.

Lets wait and see.
Via [GigaOM]

Mobile Advertising may offer free mobiles

In a recent statement Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt indicated that he sees a future where mobile phones are free to consumers who accept watching targeted forms of advertising.

This is interesting because the consumer gets to use the handset for free atleast, but there will be strings attached to it ofcourse. You will be expected to view ads on the mobile.

But one good thing is that the future will see the phone prices falling.

Google News for Mobile devices in India

Google Inc. today announced the availability of Google news for mobile devices in India.

Mobile phone users will now be able to search and read the latest headlines from Indian news sources quickly and easily on their web-enabled mobile devices by visiting news listed under

Google news also provides users with the option to browse through quick links to specific news categories such as business, science/tech, sports, health, and entertainment. Only sources whose content has been designed specifically for viewing on mobile devices are displayed, ensuring that users can quickly and easily read the news they want.


Nokia to bundle Google talk on internet tablet

Nokia, the world’s top mobile phone maker, will unveil on Tuesday a new version of its Internet tablet device that runs Google Talk communications software, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday.

The pact between the Finnish company and Web search leader Google Inc. would offer consumers the ability to chat with other users of instant messaging software via the Nokia Wi-Fi device, which relies on short-range wireless networks.

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, introduced last year, offers wireless access to digital music and video playing on a high-contrast color screen, as well as to check e-mail, surf the Web and read computer documents or play video games.

At a press conference to be held in Stockholm on Tuesday, Espoo, Finland-based Nokia will introduce a new version of the Internet Tablet with upgraded software and hardware elements, one source said.

In contrast to phones, the Nokia 770 relies on unregulated local wireless connections rather than cell phone networks.

Google Talk, which allows users to chat via text or to talk with other instant message users, will be one of the featured applications on the Nokia Internet Tablet, a second source confirmed.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the news.

The deal with Nokia marks the Mountain View, California-based Google’s latest move beyond computers and into the mobile communications market.

Earlier this year it announced a plan with Nokia’s biggest rival, Motorola Inc. to feature Google search software on Motorola phones.

Google rivals Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are also pushing to have their services featured on handsets. Yahoo is offered on several Nokia phone models.