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Big day for Android!

In this corner we have Android’s Honeycomb 3.0 preview which shows some awesome stuff.

This new software update for tablet pc’s may be the deciding factor for myself to get a tablet, as I’ve been holding off as I didn’t see the tablet as a “useful enough” tool for everyday whatever.


Also may have been easily overlooked, introducing The New Web Based Android Market, which in turn makes me a happier android user.

The New Web Based Android Market

The New Web Based Android Market

Google Android Videos

Google’s new mobile platform, Android, may revolutionize the way we use phones tomorrow. Here are a couple of videos demonstrating how Android works.

Cool apps that surprise and delight mobile users, built by developers like you, will be a huge part of the Android vision. To support you in your efforts, Google has launched the Android Developer Challenge, which will provide $10 million in awards — no strings attached — for great mobile apps built on the Android platform.

Read more about Android

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Gmail Collaborative Video – Final Cut

About a month ago Google put out a video on YouTube asking for the public’s help to send them some videos of creative ways Gmail travels around the world. After a huge amount of submissions, they got a final cut released.

They put a map (using Google Maps API) up on the blog showing where all the submissions came from, pretty amazing!

Read the full story on the Gmail collaborative video

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Google Maps just got better – Draggable directions!

Google is on a roll! My favorite map tool just got better with some cool features!
You can now drag your route (blue line) using different roads than the ones chosen automatically by Google. You can add destinations and it will all get sorted out for you nice and neat.

I’m totally loving it! Watch the Google Maps video introducing some of the new features:

Read more about Google Maps now having draggable driving directions!

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Google Docs and Spreadsheets gets a new facelift!

Google Docs and Spreadsheets just got a new look. I like it this time around, it’s loading faster for me, and you’re now able to see all the documents right there in front of you. I wasn’t a big fan of the “out of sight out of mind” from the previous setup.

Outside of the new look, they did add some new things, now they have folders. Folders seems to work the same way as tags, but more like gmail where organization seems better with the traditional folder view. Also, they have Google Suggest like features for searching through your documents.

Google Docs and Spreadsheets

All in all, I think it’s a nice improvement.

Google Docs and Spreadsheets gets a makeover

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