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Google acquires Cleversense, coming to get Siri

Google has brought CleverSense, a company which has released an app called Alfred in to the Android Market.

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The purchase of the company is Google’s attempt to begin to rival Siri, the assistant that is found on the iPhone 4s.

Google Translate Updated, Now Allows For Handwriting Recognition In Seven Different Languages

thumbGoogle Translate just got a little update that brings big functionality: the ability to recognize written words in seven different languages. The previous version allowed for text and spoken input only, so this update adds just another method to the mix.

Which country is the most crazy about Android?

picLast week Google announced that 10 billion apps per month are being downloaded from the Android Market, and subsequently started their 10 Days of Apps promotion. But in that official announcement was a nice infographic about which countries are crazy about Android apps. Here they are:

Facebook is most used Android app

Nielsen have found that, after the Android Market, Facebook is the most used app (How else will people download it?). This is among people aged 18 to 44, so therefore covers a large array of ages.

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Google introduces faster movie search for Android devices

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Google updates trio of their Android apps (Goggles, Maps, Google+)

googleGoogle has updated three of their Android applications today with Maps, Google+, and Google Goggles each getting new features. While Google Maps (6.0.1) is strictly made up of bug fixes and stability enhancements, Google Goggles and Google+ are a little more meaty.

Google Goggles (1.7) now allows for faster and improved results with better text recognition, and a new continuous mode. As is the case with typical features of Goggles the non-stop scanning works best with books, products, brands, and landmarks. It's worth noting that Continuous mode does not allow for search history nor does it offer translation of foreign text. For those you will need to revert to Snapshot mode.

Eric Schmidt Claims Google TV Will Somehow Be On "The Majority" Of Televisions Sold By Summer 2012

So Eric Schmidt recently gave an interview at LeWeb 2011. In the middle of a conversation mostly about world governments and democracy, he dropped a bomb about the future of Google TV.

by the summer of 2012 .... the majority of the televisions that you see in the television stores here will have Google TV embedded in it

Google I/O expands to three days, moves to June 27-29

Citing an "unexpected opportunity" Google announces a third day for the annual developer conference.

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