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Archive for April 2012

Apr/12

23

Google Drive

Google is finally making it’s play in the cloud, and if this weeks rumor mill is correct Google Drive could be released as early as next week.

It’s been widely accepted that the good people of Google have been working on a cloud offering for many years now. Reports on talkandroid claim that Google Drive will be released as early as next week and will be offering 5GB of free storage to all. This is an exciting prospect and one which should, in theory, have developers lining up to create useful apps to leverage the new offering. Below is a screenshot of the leaked log-in screen

The theory is that users will be able to upload their content into Google Drive and this content will be available on all of their devices. Think about having 5GB of your music uploaded to Drive and suddenly it’s available on your phone, tablet and desktop! This will also be very useful for watching videos on the go.

5GB is a reasonable amount of storage when managed correctly. Dropbox is the current leader in this space offering 2GB of free storage. But Google’s advantage should become evident when developers through their weight behind this cloud offering.

Hopefully further news will surface shortly.

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Apr/12

20

Google Currents

Google currents is a magazine style news application for Android devices, which Google has just released to the international Play Store.

Google currents allows the user to create a magazine  library from an impressive selection of publications such as Mens Health, TechCrunch and the ShortList. The application also provides a preview screen of recently synced articles from your library.

This is made possible by a new feature called dynamic sync which updates your library as soon as you open the application. You can also make library items available for offline reading which we feel is one of its better features.

Google Currents 1

 

Currents is a great news application with a well designed and easy to use user interface and some great content. Plus its FREE!! Download a copy of Google Currents and give it a spin.

 

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Apr/12

9

Samsung Galaxy S3

The Samsung Galaxy S2 proved to be the most popular Android smartphone of 2011. So it comes as no surprise that people have been pouncing on news of its successor… the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Update: Samsung Galaxy S3 Full Specs

Samsung Galaxy S3

The phone will boast top specs with a quad core Processor, 2GB of ram, and a full HD 4.8 inch screen!

Shipping with the latest Android operating system (Ice-Cream Sandwich), and will also contain Samsung’s Touch Whiz skin which has proven so popular.

A features of the S2 which most people were not enamored with was its plastic rear. This is set to be remedied as the S3 may come with a ceramic rear casing. This is an unusual material choice for a phone but one that could prove popular in the future.

Samsung’s are touting this phone as being their flagship phone for the coming fiscal year. From what we can see so far we have no reason to doubt this.

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