By Christopher Price on September 17, 2012
We explain the war of words between Google’s Andy Rubin and Alibaba’s Aliyun OS team… and, in the process, dive deep into the world of Android compatibility. It’s a coming storm, headed this way, that you should know about.
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By Christopher Price on May 5, 2012
Company, like Google previously, points its users to its mobile data-driven search tools.
By Christopher Price on October 9, 2010
Google has decided to shut down 800-GOOG-411, their free business directory assistance service. The service will close after November 11. The company entered the free 411 market, directly challenging 800-FREE-411 and other similar tools. Google’s service tapped into their Google Local directory listings, offering free calling to long distance businesses. Many have used GOOG-411 as […]
By Christopher Price on September 2, 2010
Microsoft has updated Bing for Windows Mobile, in a way that many Windows Phone owners won’t be happy about. The latest version of Bing for Windows Mobile prohibits devices with QVGA or lower resolution screens… even for users that already have the application installed. Previously devices below QVGA (320×240 pixels) were permitted to install in […]
By Humberto Saabedra on May 11, 2010
Microsoft has announced a new update to its Bing Maps for Mobile application for Windows Mobile which adds turn by turn directions with route calculation. The updated application is now available for the following devices on AT&T, Sprint , Verizon and T-Mobile: HTC Fuze HTC Pure HTC HD2 HTC Tilt 2 HTC Touch Diamond 2 […]
By Humberto Saabedra on March 11, 2010
Motorola has announced a new deal with Microsoft in China whereby the manufacturer will integrate Bing services such as a pre-loaded Bing bookmark in the mobile browser and a search widget along with Bing Search and Maps capabilities starting later in the first quarter through pre-loaded support for new devices or over-the-air updates for devices […]
By Humberto Saabedra on June 2, 2009
Microsoft’s recently unveiled Bing! search engine now features a mobile portal that on relies user input location information to provide relevant results such as directions, maps, weather and movie showings with convenient shortcuts. Bing is in open beta now and the mobile version is free to use.