Google Goggles, released to much hype a few weeks ago, has the ability to allow users to simply snap a photo of something with their phone and return related search results... in a standard Google results page.  Sadly, the real results are inaccurate or non-existent in far too many cases.  Google Goggles are supposed to make our search experience easier and allow for the...

STOREOID payment

General Mobile has sent me a number of images of the new application store that it plans to roll out for its Android powered smartphones.  The store... is going to be called “STOREOID”.

Eh.  Not so sure about the name, but at least the application itself looks nice.

These screen shots are from a WQVGA display, such as foun...

Everyone was buzzing this morning about HTC releasing four new widgets in the Android market. We had our hopes up that HTC was releasing some hot new Widgets that would bring a little bit of SenseUI... to our Motorola, Acer, LG, or Samsung handset. All those rumors were partially correct as four new widgets from HTC did debut in the Android Market today. Unfortunately, they are for the HTC Hero and...

Earlier this week HTC issued a cease and desist order to Beautiful Widgets creators LevelUp Studio due to the self proclaimed similarities of LevelUp’s widgets to HTC’s Sense UI.  At first,... it looked like HTC was just looking to protect the likeness of the well received custom UI overlay, but after some digging it has been unearthed that HTC seems to be preparing its own version of the Sense...

Good news for Evernote fans who have embraced the Android platform. Starting today, Evernote for Android is available for download from the Android Market. The digital note-taking service allows users... to create notes, capture screenshots, grab web clippings, take  photos, and upload other files to the Evernote servers using either a desktop application, a web browser, or a mobile application. While...

Qik on the Motorola DROID

Qik has updated the Android version of its popular live streaming application for mobile phones. Included in the update is a special treat for... Motorola DROID owners – the ability to capture a DVD quality (720×480) stream. Sweet! Updates for Non-DROID owners are more practical than flashy and include bug fixes to improve performance...

The Android Market is going mainstream with some high profile applications making their way into the catalog. Earlier this week, Yelp, the popular online city guide, released a mobile application for... the Android platform. The Yelp application grabs your location from your GPS and presents you with ratings, reviews, and photos of local restaurants and businesses. The application can also launch a mo...

Google Goggles

Right after the application was officially launched today, I downloaded and installed Google Goggles on my Motorola DROID and tested it out…on video.

The... results?  No so impressive. It did manage to generally identify and return results on a few things, but the vast majority of products I tested (not all shown in the video) failed completely. What surprised me most...

Google Goggles, previously showcased as Google Visual Search on CNBC’s television special “Inside the Mind of Google”, is now available in the Android Market. If you missed the television... show and our previous coverage of the application, Google Goggles takes an image captured from your camera, sends that image to Google’s search engine, and returns relevant search results back to your...

Google recently unveiled its newest creation, Google Visual Search, during a television special which aired on CNBC called “Inside the Mind of Google”.  Using an Android phone, the new... technology will allow users to take a picture of anything, and Google will return search results and information based on that image.  Examples given include a piece of art in a Paris museum, a coff...