Google added a new feature to its Gesture Search app, a double flip feature.  The Gesture Search app lets users search by writing specific gestures on-screen and with the newly updated app, users can... flip their phones sideways and back-up to automatically engage the Gesture Search function.

The new application is available on Google’s Gesture Search website

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Kaspersky Lab, a firm specializing in security development, confirmed that it detected the first Trojan SMS app for Android smartphones.  The app, called Trojan-SMS.ANdroidOS.FakePlayer.a, is disguised... as a media player and prompts users to install its 13KB .APK application file.  The Trojan is SMS-based and sends text messages to premium messaging service phone numbers that results in large phone bill...

We are hoping this rumor pans out to be true.  Netflix is actively hiring Android developers and an employee from the company was quoted as saying, “good things come to those who wait”... when asked about an app for Android smartphones.  Will we see Netflix hitting the Android Market this fall?  We sure hope so.

[via Android Central

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PayPal app for Android

The official PayPal blog has released news on their latest and greatest application offering. PayPal 2.0 pretty much brings the Android application... up to speed with the iPhone counterpart. New features include bump to pay, which basically means users can bump phones together and send money. This features is likely to work very well with the new R...

NOOK for Android updated

NOOK for Android is a pretty popular application, especially among Barnes & Noble customers. This hot application has now received an update... and those users who are running Android 2.1 will enjoy new features including four professionally designed themes for page and text color including: Day, Night, Sepia and Butter. You can also adjust th...

Dissatisfied with your Android smartphone’s stock web browser, but just too damn lazy to try out Dolphin HD yourself?  I’ve got just the thing for you! Here’s a video tour I shot... on my Samsung Vibrant of some of the cool features available on the free Dolphin HD web browser.  Check it out.

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Android Licensing Service

Today Google unveiled a new Android Market licensing system for developers to use in their apps instead of the copy protection system Google... currently offers. This new API will allow an application to verify that it was properly purchased at run time, via a call to Google’s servers, and should pave the way for paid apps to be instal...

Google today announced an update for its Maps for Android app, which adds local search with its Places feature. Google Maps for Mobile 4.4 provides an easier way to find places nearby with a dedicated... Places icon that lets users quickly look up nearby restaurants, bars, hotels, ATMs, and gas stations – among other things.

Version 4.4 is available now in the Android Market and works on de...

Thumbplay announced that it is now offering offline music playback on Android devices.  The new offline capability allows users access to their music collections when no Wi-Fi or carrier data network... connection is available. Thumbplay is a U.S.-based subscription service that allows users to download music, video, and games to their mobile phones. Users can manage, store, and share their content onl...