Google to enter cloud music-streaming battle

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Google in partnership with streaming pros Simplify Media, are to reveal their own take on music and cloud-based streaming, according to a briefing at the I/O conference in San Francisco. Having recently purchased Simplify Media, Google will use the streaming…

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Google showcases Android 2.2 at I/O conference

Gerald Lynch Android apps, Google, Mobile phones, Tech Digest news 1 Comment

Google have been showing off their Android 2.2 "Fro-yo" update for their mobile OS at the I/O conference. Adding loads of new functionality, it's looking like a mammoth upgrade over 2.1. With a gentle poke at Apple, Google introduced Flash…

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App store for Google's Chrome OS showcased at I/O conference

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Google have been showcasing an app store for the Chrome OS at their annual I/O conference. With web based applications central to Google's Chrome OS, the app store briefing was a tantalising look at the heart of the incoming operating…

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Android phones now beginning to outsell iPhone

Gerald Lynch Apple, Google, Mobile phones, Tech Digest news 3 Comments

It may have been relatively slow out of the blocks, but smartphones running Google's Android OS outsold the iPhone for the first time ever during the first quarter of 2010, a new report by the NPD shows. During the first…

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Google's Goggles app gets translation abilities

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One of Google's most talked about Android apps, Goggles, has been given a significant upgrade that now allows its users to translate foreign languages using their handset's camera. Point your Android phone at any piece of text in either English,…

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