Millions will take part in Black Friday deals this Friday and many of these shoppers will have their smartphone in hand. Google updated their mobile search results to help make your day successful.
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How much would you spend to have your search engine as the default option on the second-largest smartphone platform? Quite a lot, according to one Morgan Stanley analyst.
The company is serving up some of its latest Android functionality to all smartphone and tablet users via the mobile web, by delivering 'cards' derived from its Knowledge Graph semantic search framework
The smartphone patent wars escalate as Google signs nine over to HTC to use in legal battle against Apple. But is the search giant making itself a target?
Undoubtedly, most of us have heard the phrase, "There's an app for that," whether it be serious or just in jest. But finding the app with the functionality we're looking for might not be easy. Now Yahoo has an app for that.
Google has updated its mobile browser-based mapping service, to bring it more in line with dedicated Google Maps apps for Android and iPhone.According to a blog post on Friday by Google software engineer Alireza Ali, users of those smartphone platforms are now able to see their current location — after agreeing to transmit such information to Google — and search for nearby locations with suggest and autocomplete.
Microsoft has filed a formal complaint with the European antitrust regulators over Google's behaviour in search, online advertising and smartphone software
Microsoft's implementation of email retrieval settings on Windows Phone 7 is to blame for Yahoo Mail customers using unexpectedly large amounts of data on that smartphone platform, Yahoo has said.In the latest twist to the search for culpability over the issue — some users have been consuming 25 times the data that should be needed to retrieve Yahoo Mail emails on Windows Phone 7 handsets — Yahoo said on Wednesday that Microsoft was responsible.
Nokia is on the lookout for a replacement for current chief executive, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, according to an online report posted today.The report, published in the Wall Street Journal Online, cites "people familiar with the matter" as the source of the information and suggests that it is Nokia's failure to make an impact on the smartphone market that is behind the Finnish company's search for a new CEO.
AT&T manages to remove Google's search from an Android device. Verizon Wireless on the Devour drops in its Verizon Navigator to compete with Google's GPS capability. And browser choice is a smartphone pipe dream. How did we get here?
MWC 2010: CEO Eric Schmidt says smartphone apps are number one for search giant
The iPhone is about to see a shuffle of its applications: Apple and Microsoft are in talks (together!) to do away with Google as the default search engine on Apple's smartphone and replace it with Bing.
Google certainly spent a lot of time on search in 2009, but had more pressing issues with the U.S. government and building next version of its smartphone OS.
Over the weekend I received several reports from smartphone users on the Verizon network reporting that the company had rolled out search box changes, fiddled with default settings and pushed new links to customers, much to their annoyance.
Like many of my IT writing colleagues I tend to carry a fair few gadgets around. Generally one or two phones plus one or maybe two smartphone/pda type devices.
This year, the search giant is giving its employees an HTC Dream, or G1 smartphone running its Android mobile operating system, as a holiday gift.
In addition to the disappointing increase in data rates for voice customers, T-Mobile also introduced their new web2go service. The web2go service is designed to make it easier to view and browse the internet from your feature phone and select smartphone. Yahoo! oneSearch is being used for the mobile search engine and the service also gives you access to the new T-Mobile store front that was talked about a few months ago. It sounds like the web2go service is a proxy service since T-Mobile states that customers can visit virtually any website from even a feature phone and be able to view and navigate the page.
Yes, you read correctly: Asus has unveiled its latest smartphone, which, it claims is the "fastest business PDA phone in the world."Them's big words coming from a mobile underdog.
I was reading the new article on the New York Times related to using your mobile phone for shopping comparison functions that may save you money and in the end even help offset the cost of your new smartphone. In particular, the T-Mobile G1 has a couple of bar code scanning/shopping comparison applications available to help you get the best price. While the G1 is getting all of the attention for this capability, there are also other shopping applications that may be quite helpful that require you to enter search terms using your phone's QWERTY keyboard or keypad.
It has been rumored off and on through the last few years that Dell was going to launch a Windows Mobile Smartphone as a natural evolution of its foray into the PDA market with the popular Dell Axim devices. Needless to say, those Dell smartphones never arrived and the rumors just remained rumors. Well, the rumor now is that Dell may launch an Android device in partnership with Google. We already know that HTC, Motorola, and other manufacturers are onboard with the Open Handset Alliance and it is big news to hear that Dell may be joining them.
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