Google Maps Get A New Update For Android

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Google Maps for Android is getting an interesting update in its version 9.1, which will allow the users to share My Maps. With My Maps, users could create custom maps which they can now share, owing to the update. There is, however, a provision to hide the elements in the interface as the unnecessary items like the search bar will be taken away from the full-screen mode. So while the search bar and quick-launch for directions are not necessarily the things one would want to share, they can be simply removed with a single tap on screen. Now, in order to get the text entry field and the buttons back, the user needs to tap on the screen once again. However, the turn by turn navigation mode will not work for the features. Read More

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Microsoft Bing Replaces Google In AOL Partnership


According to the announcement made by Microsoft, the company will be handing over a part of its display advertising business to AOL. AOL, which is owned by Verizon, will have Bing as its default search engine and not Google. The switch is scheduled to take place in January 2016. Just last year, Google lost a partnership with Mozilla to Yahoo, causing its largest drop since 2009 in search market share. So, this is pretty big news for Google. Read More

Nexus 5, Android M Releasing Together? Plus Nexus 6 Update


If rumors are to be believed, then Google Nexus 5, which is scheduled to be released at the end of this year, will have Android M pre-installed in it. While Nexus 5 will hopefully release in September or October, Google also plans on releasing the brand-new Nexus 6 sometime soon. Both the Nexus 5 and 6 will feature Android M. There are two separate codenames for the devices as they are being manufactured by LG and Huawei. Nexus 5 is called “LG Angler”, while Nexus 6 is called “Huawei Bullhead”. Read More

Chrome Browsing On Android Sucks

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People who remember the stock browser that came with all Android phones would know how torturous it was to surf the internet on it. It was slow and temperamental. But after Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it was replaced with Chrome for Android. And it was an improvement by miles! But Chrome for Android looks good only when compared with its predecessor. Judged on its own, the browser is still lacking in performance. Read More

Google Forces Amazon To Launch New Android App

amazonAmazon has launched its new app on Google Play called Amazon Shopping after being forced into this move by Google. The new app provides the same functionality as the old one but without access to Amazon’s app store. In September, Amazon had updated its app to include access to its app store and games. But, as we know, Google doesn’t like the idea of allowing users instant access to competing apps. Read More

Google Translate Adds 10 More Languages, Including Malayalam

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Google Translate has been updated to support 10 more languages: Chichewa, Malagasy, Sesotho, Malayalam, Myanmar, Sinhala, Sudanese, Kazakh, Tajik and Uzbek. With so many Indian regional languages already supported by the translation tool, Malayalam makes a great new addition. Previously, it provided translation services for 80 languages, but the addition of the above mentioned 10 languages has increased the count to 90. The tool also comes with a fresher look, offering functions like, full screen camera and picture translation. And if you don’t want to enter text manually, you can use the ‘Translate by Voice’ function. Read More

Google Nexus 9 Tablet Launched In India At Rs28,900

Nexus 9 TabletGoogle has launched its much awaited Nexus 9 tablet in India. Google has not yet made the device available officially via the Play Store, but HTC has made it available via The Nexus 9 tablet is priced at Rs28,900/- in India and Amazon will give you a gift card worth Rs2,000/- if you purchase the device before December 12th. The Nexus 9 is an iPad competitor with an 8.9inch screen, Android 5.0 (Lollipop), 8MP rear camera with flash, 2GB RAM and other interesting specs. Read More