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Google voice integration with Sprint, outs Nexus S 4G

Google has finally unveiled Google Voice integration with Sprint and officially announced the upcoming launch of Nexus S 4G smartphone giving all the wireless carrier customers to take the advantage of its high-speed 4G data network. The coolest thing Google is offering you is, it is giving you one number that can ring all of your phones, i.e, landline, office and cell and your voice mail along with free or cheap calling. Isn’t that amazing?

Good news for Sprint customers since they will no longer have to activate a second phone number, rather they will be able to use their existing Sprint mobile number as their Google voice number. You can make calls to a Sprint mobile number from your office or landline and through Gmail too. According to the sources, the service will be available to Sprint’s U.S customers soon.

“Nexus S 4G shows the strong commitment Sprint has to Android, and when combined with our 4G network capabilities, it gives customers the option of a pure Google experience,” commented Fared Adib, vice president for Product Development at Sprint. “As the first 4G smartphone with Android 2.3, Nexus S 4G delivers on the promise of the advanced data capabilities of 4G to deliver an incredible Web browsing experience, offers quick and easy access to future Android updates and access to the services built into Google Voice.””

There is no word regarding the launch dates for both Google Voice Integration and the Nexus S 4G.

Google TV Remote App is available for iOS devices now

The much awaited release of Google’s TV remote control application for iOS devices is over now. Last December, the same app was released for Android devices. The app works amazingly great! Simply put, it turns your iOS device into Google TV remote control. Right through your phone, you can do every single thing needed to control Google TV, like there is a mouse pad, arrow keys and buttons. You can share videos and web pages from your phone with your TV in absolutely no time. Also, Google Voice Search is a great feature for searching content on your TV using your voice.

The Google TV Remote App is available for free download at the iTunes App store. Also, it is compatible only with devices running iOS 3.0 and above.

Earn that free I/O ticket : Last call for Google I/O

Once again, Google is all set for the contest spree and those who weren’t  lucky enough to register for Google I/O 2011, here is your golden chance to win a free ticket. When Google opened registration for I/O in February this year, it resulted in server crashes and in fact, the servers were slammed for a total of 59 minutes. If you did not manage to get your golden ticket, do not be upset as Google will be handing out 100 free tickets. The contest starts March 16, and 10 winners will be selected each day.

Here are the details:

“We will announce a new challenge on the contest site on select dates at either 9am or 4pm PDT, that will last for 24 hours each. There will be 10 days of challenges with 10 winners on each day, spanning the following developer products:

March 16 – Android
March 17 – Chrome
March 18 – App Engine
March 21 –  YouTube APIs
March 22 – Game Developers
March 23 – Google Maps / Geo
March 24 – Commerce
March 25 – Developer Tools / GWT
March 28 – Accessibility
March 29 – Google Apps / Enterprise

Each of the challenges will focus on one of our developer products and has two rounds. Plan to be in front of your computers for the first half-hour that the challenge starts to complete a series of questions for Round I, which will qualify you for the main coding challenge in Round II. You will have a little over 20hrs to complete Round II. ”

Google will be giving away phones to people who will solve one of the daily puzzles. The event will be held on May 10, 2011 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. There will be a total of 2 rounds in all the challenges, the first one being a rapid-fire question/answer round which will qualify developers to the second round, which will be a coding challenge.

The contest is open to residents of 50 United States and Columbia and the winners will be announced on April 4th. Do not miss it!

Samsung officially announced Nexus S(SHW-200S/k) in South Korea

There is good news for South Korean customers eagerly waiting for the launch of Samsung Nexus S(SHW-200S/K) as the company has officially announced the release of the smartphone in the South Korean region. The best part is, the smartphone has all the features one is looking forward to and it will sell in South Korea via SKT and KT.

The key features and specs of Samsung Nexus S(SHW-200S/K) in South Korea :

  • 4-inch Super Amoled display
  • Supports Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n
  • gyro censor
  • Comes with a 5MP camera
  • Glass screen is curvy
  • NFC
  • mVOIP
  • Powered by 1GHz CPU
  • Internal storage memory is 16GB

The Samsung Nexus S smartphone is carrying a price tag of $712 in South Korea.

    Apple officially claimed its working on gesture-based lockscreen for iOS

    We knew it was coming up and today, Apple intelligence officially claimed that it is working on a new Android like gestures based lock screen for its next major version of iOS. The new feature works by having the user set up a definite pattern and in order to access the phone, the same pattern has to be entered instead of the usual password or passcode. The new type of lock screen is already being tested by 9to5 mac.


    Because of the fact that the new lockscreen style looks absolutely identical to Android’s interface, there is no official word from Apple if it is planning to push this new feature in the next iOS update or in the future. There are also rumours that Apple might incorporate it in the upcoming iOS 5.