New enhancements have come up from Gmail again. It’s called the Priority Inbox and is currently in Beta. Using the same advanced “spam filtering” technology, the folks at Google have come up with this wonderful idea of identifying which email messages are more important. In case Gmail incorrectly predicts the email’s importance, you can always train it to do it right by using the importance buttons, something similar to the Report button used for spam filters.
Now Gmail can call any phones in US and Canada for free, call to other countries available at low rates
Gmail Voice and Video chat has now even more features. You can now call any phones in the US and Canada right from your Gmail account, and that too for free! Previously both users at the two ends required computers to communicate using the application. Dialing a phone number now is as easy as calling from a conventional phone. The newly included dialpad is as simple as it can get.
It seems Google has violated quite a few copyrights/patents by using Java in Android. At least that’s what Sun’s parent company, Oracle, thinks. The company filed a lawsuit against Google on Thursday at the U.S. District Court in San Francisco and is seeking a jury trial. Google included Java technology called Dalvik along with the Android OS. As per Oracle, Dalvik directly competes with Java and infringes several of its patents.
The Nexus One is no longer for sale at Google’s online store. Well…we all knew it. Google did inform this would happen, and it finally did. But in case you are from Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain or the UK, there are other options. A few carriers in these countries do have it for sell based on contracts. But for most buyers of Nexus One here in US, without a doubt it is a unhappy day.
Just when you thought that the recent release of Android 2.2 a.k.a. Froyo was here to stay, brief specs for the upcoming Android 3.0 has already surfaced. Obviously this isn’t official, so changes in the specs is quite possible. Code named Android Gingerbread, the OS will feature a significant upgrade that will demand high-end hardware and provide a much better user interface/experience.
A note from Google engineer Gary Kačmarčík indicates that the upcoming Chrome OS may be able to run native PC-based applications from the browser itself. Obviously if true, it will be a great breakthrough for the world’s first web-based OS. Running legacy apps is something Google is terming as “Chromoting”. As per Kačmarčík, this technology is very similar to Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection.