What Is Google Now and How Do I Use It?

When Jelly Bean was officially announced, Android users had a lot to be excited about. The latest version of the OS is super-smooth (like Butter!), there are expandable notifications that actually include functionality, there is a better keyboard, better widgets, and a better camera/gallery. The biggest announcements, of-course, were the addition of a better voice…

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Android Hits 51.8% Market Share In the U.S.

Android has a bigger U.S. market share than all other mobile operating systems combined, according to a new report by Nielsen. Nielsen’s research shows that 51.8% of smartphone owners in the U.S. use an Android handset. Apple’s iOS has a 34.3% market share, and the rest is divided between RIM’s BlackBerry (8.1%) and Microsoft’s Windows…

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50 Completely Free Android Apps

There’s certainly no shortage of free Android apps, but a lot of these are really more like free demos: they’re ad-supported “lite” versions with accompanying paid apps, or they’re 30 day trials, or they require you to unlock extra features via in-app purchases or by paying for a monthly account. That’s not a bad thing,…

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Google Now Better Than Siri

This is a first-hand comparison through experience of the new Google Now app and Apple’s Siri… Google Now Better Than Siri – Business Insider.

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Android Shines In 4.1 Jelly Bean Update

Google took the wraps off of the latest version of its operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, at its annual developer conference Wednesday. Set to come to the Nexus series and the Motorola Xoom in mid-July, the OS is being born into a world where its predecessor -– Ice Cream Sandwich -– still hasn’t made…

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Google Sound Search

Android Jelly Bean comes with a Google widget that lets you find the name of a song you’re listening to. Just like Shazam or SoundHound, except that the widget links to Google Play, so you can quickly buy the song if you’re in the US… See it in action at this link: Google Sound Search.

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