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  • You asked, we listened: more Android!

    1 August 2012, 2:21 pm by: Alex

    A few months ago, we asked what content you wanted to see more of on the Google Mobile Blog, and the answer was quite clear: more Android! We launched +Android on Google+ and now we’ve launched the Official Android Blog, a new place for you to find all the…
  • Google Offers app now available on iPhone

    19 June 2012, 1:33 pm by: Unknown

    Today we’re announcing the new Google Offers app for iPhone. Now, iPhone users can discover, buy and redeem Google Offers, as well as deals from our partners, on-the-go. Some of the features of the new Google Offers app for iPhone include: Instant…
  • A faster, simpler Google Search app for iPhone

    23 May 2012, 12:17 pm by: Alex

    (Cross posted on the Official Google Blog)Starting today, when you use the Google Search app on your iPhone, you’ll see a completely redesigned interface that gives you faster results, beautiful full-screen image search, and a simple way to access all…
  • Shop and travel smarter with Google Maps 6.7 for Android - now with Google Offers and indoor walking…

    9 May 2012, 1:06 pm by: Emily Wood

    (Cross-posted on the Lat Long Blog)Wherever you are, Google Maps for Android helps you get around and discover new places. Today with the 6.7 release we will help you find offers from nearby businesses in the U.S. -- everything from restaurants, to salons, to…
  • Galaxy Nexus now on sale in Google Play

    24 April 2012, 11:00 am by: Alex

    We started shipping Nexus phones more than two years ago to give you a pure Google experience and access to the latest Android updates. Today, we’ve started selling Galaxy Nexus (HSPA+) from a new Devices section in the Google Play web store, so you can…
  • Chrome for Android Update

    17 April 2012, 1:56 pm by: Alex

    (Cross posted on the Google Chrome Blog)Since we launched Chrome for Android Beta in February, we’ve been listening closely to all of your feedback (thank you!). It’s great to hear how so many of you love having the Chrome experience on your Android 4.0…
  • Google Currents goes international

    11 April 2012, 11:54 am by: Alex

    In December we launched Google Currents, an app for Android and iOS devices that lets you explore online magazines and other content with the swipe of a finger. We’re thrilled by how many readers and publishers are using the app in the U.S. -- nearly 400…
  • Crossing the 50 billion km mark & giving Google Maps for Android a fresh look

    28 March 2012, 2:04 pm by: Alex

    (Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog)Every day, millions of people turn to Google Maps for Android for free, voice-guided GPS navigation to guide them to their destination. So far, Navigation on Google Maps for Android has provided 50 billion kilometers…
  • Google Voice for Android, now with Ice Cream Sandwich voicemail integration

    22 March 2012, 2:34 pm by: Alex

    (Cross posted on the Google Voice Blog)Since we launched Google Voice back in 2009, we’ve supported visual voicemail so you could open the Google Voice app, see all your voicemails with text transcripts, and play them on-demand. But sometimes when I get a…
  • A completely redesigned Google Search App for Windows 7.5 phones

    7 March 2012, 1:38 pm by: Alex

    (Cross posted on the Inside Search Blog)Windows Phone owners can now get easy access to the Google Search App, available in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Check out these features which help you get useful results fast: Google Autocomplete: As you type in…
  • Introducing Google Play: All your entertainment, anywhere you go

    6 March 2012, 2:06 pm by: Unknown

    (Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog)Entertainment is supposed to be fun. But in reality, getting everything to work can be the exact opposite—moving files between your computers, endless syncing across your devices, and wires…lots of wires. Today…
  • Introducing a new local search experience across your devices

    5 March 2012, 3:31 pm by: Alex

    (Cross posted on the Inside Search Blog)How often are you doing a Google search from your computer to find information about a place before going there? Now, next time you go to Google.com on your Android phone or iPhone, information about that place will be…
  • Android@Mobile World Congress: It’s all about the ecosystem.

    27 February 2012, 3:43 am by: Alex

    Each and every day, we are humbled by the trajectory of Android and our partners.With a year-on-year growth rate of more than 250%, 850,000 new Android devices are activated each day, jetting the total number of Android devices around the world past 300…
  • Collaborate and edit anywhere with the updated Google Docs for Android

    22 February 2012, 2:17 pm by: Alex

    As I was sitting on the ferry commuting to Google’s Sydney office this morning, two thoughts occurred to me. First, Australia is beautiful. If you’ve never been here, you really should visit. And second, it’s amazing how productive I can be with just my…
  • Introducing Chrome for Android

    7 February 2012, 12:43 pm by: Emily Wood

    In 2008, we launched Google Chrome to help make the web better. We’re excited that millions of people around the world use Chrome as their primary browser and we want to keep improving that experience. Today, we're introducing Chrome for Android Beta, which…
  • Android and Security

    2 February 2012, 3:03 pm by: Alex

    By Hiroshi Lockheimer, VP of Engineering, Android The last year has been a phenomenal one for the Android ecosystem. Device activations grew 250% year-on-year, and the total number of app downloads from Android Market topped 11 billion. As the platform…
  • Updates to Google Docs app for Android: Offline access and improved tablet experience

    1 February 2012, 12:40 pm by: Alex

    (Cross posted on the Google Docs Blog & Google Enterprise Blog)There may be times when you don’t have an Internet connection on your Android device, but you still want access to a file you’ve saved in Google Docs. Now you can select any file in Google Docs…
  • New, easier-to-use Google Search for Android

    11 January 2012, 4:10 pm by: Jessica Tsai

    Hot on the heels of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, we’ve updated Google Search for previous versions of Android: it’s all around faster, to get what you need quickly. In this version, you’ll notice:Faster, smoother performance, with an updated and…
  • Galaxy Nexus now available in the U.S.

    15 December 2011, 12:24 pm by: Unknown

    Starting today, Galaxy Nexus by Samsung will be available in the U.S. on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network. Visit google.com/nexus to buy it online, or go to your nearest Verizon Wireless, Best Buy, Costco or Radio Shack store. Galaxy Nexus is also available…
  • Androidify yourself with new winter gear

    9 December 2011, 2:00 pm by: Unknown

    Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year and Androidify yourself with a bunch of new winter gear. Dress up your Android with candy canes, mittens, skis, antlers, sweaters and more! (Did someone say 2012 party glasses?) Head over to Android Market to get…
  • Now playing: Faster movie search on Android and iPhone

    9 December 2011, 11:30 am by: dly

    (Cross-posted on the Inside Search blog)With the December movie season in full swing, we’ve just made it even faster and easier to discover movies, showtimes and theaters, all from your smartphone. Now when you search for [movies] or your favorite theater…
  • Google Currents is hot off the press

    8 December 2011, 2:42 pm by: Alex

    We strive to give you beautiful and simple ways to experience all the content the web has to offer, such as sharing photos on Google+, watching YouTube videos and discovering books, movies and music from Android Market. Today we’re expanding our content…
  • Tablet image results in new carousel view

    8 December 2011, 11:00 am by: dly

    (Cross-posted on the Inside Search blog)In July, we started to evolve the Google design and experience on Android and iOS tablets by updating features like larger touch targets and enhanced image viewing to make searching faster and easier. Today, we’re…
  • Continuous improvements with Google Goggles 1.7

    7 December 2011, 1:25 pm by: Jessica Tsai

    With Google Goggles, you can quickly add someone to your contacts, learn about paintings, translate foreign text, and even solve Sudoku. Starting today, with Goggles 1.7 for Android, we’re making your visual search experience much faster and providing better…
  • 10 Billion Android Market downloads and counting

    6 December 2011, 1:03 pm by: dly

    (Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog and Android Developer's Blog)One billion is a pretty big number by any measurement. However, when it’s describing the speed at which something is growing, it’s simply amazing. This past weekend, thanks to Android…

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