Click-To-Call Emergency Information Now Available On Google Mobile Search

Well, it looks like those innovators at Google are using their 20% again.  It’s small functionality yet can be extremely useful in a time of need, especially those with curious up and coming children in the household.  Google has announced, via their Mobile Blog that they have added emergency contact numbers in respective searches for centers such as for poison control and suicide:

In November 2010, we began displaying relevant emergency phone numbers at the top of the results page for searches around poison control, suicide and other common emergencies in 14 countries. Today, we are making it even easier for you to quickly reach the help you may need by adding click-to-call capabilities for all of these emergency information search results.

So, now the all too familiar click-to-call functionality we’ve been seeing on Android, will now be available for emergency information as well.  Sounds like a no brainer right?  Let us know what you think of the functionality in the comments below.

[via googlemobileblog]

Fossil concept watch displays info from your Android device in style

Looking for some style to go along with your geek tendencies? Looks like Fossil has your answer. The company has done what they do best, and come up with a new concept watch that will communicate directly with multiple mobile devices, to include Android, and looks pretty darn good doing it.

The watch connects via Bluetooth, and displays information such as weather, caller ID info, text messages, and more. While there’s no cost availale yet as it’s still a concept, rumors have been circling of about $200. Be sure to hit let us know what you think in the comments!

[via engadget]

Mobiclix releases Android Market infographic

Mobiclix has just released a new infographic showing the results of an intensive study on Android Market users. According to the company, they conducted a survey on 1,025 users during October. The results are:

  • 60% of Android users are under the age of 34
  • 8% of Android users switched from an iPhone while 45% of Android Users say Android is their first smartphone
  • Android users spend most of their time on Email (37%), Games (21%) and Maps/Navigation (8%).
  • 46% of Android users prefer a touch screen over a physical keyboard
  • Android users spend 1/7th of what iPhone owners spend on in-app gaming purchases
  • Android users have an average of 17 apps on their phone vs 28 apps for iPhone users
  • Twice as many Android owners than smartphone users will make a purchase or payment on their device each month
  • The top 3 free games preferred by Android users are Angry Birds, Solitaire and Jewels

Be sure to hit the break to check out the full graphic, and let us know what you think in the comments!


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TalkAndroid InfoByte: Episode 13 – 11/16/10

TalkAndroid InfoByte – 11/16/10

Welcome to the new TalkAndroid InfoByte, our weekly Monday Podcast that gets you caught up on the week’s news.

You can either stream it to your browser (above), or you can download it here. We should note that, if you click the stream link above (play button next to the link) from your mobile browser, it should open up in your Android media player.

The RSS feed for the podcast is available here.

TalkAndroid InfoByte: Episode 12 – 11/8/10

TalkAndroid InfoByte – 11/8/10

Welcome to the new TalkAndroid InfoByte, our weekly Monday Podcast that gets you caught up on the week’s news.

You can either stream it to your browser (above), or you can download it here. We should note that, if you click the stream link above (play button next to the link) from your mobile browser, it should open up in your Android media player.

The RSS feed for the podcast is available here.

We’ve changed up the TalkAndroid InfoByte!

Hey, all you readers and listeners!

You’ve probably been thinking to yourself, “hey, what did those crazy cats over at TalkAndroid do with their InfoByte podcast”? Well, we’ve gone through some changes here over the past few days, and, in result, things with the podcast have gotten changed up a bit.

From here on out, the TalkAndroid InfoByte is going to be a weekly release. It will come out every Monday morning, just in time for your morning commute, and will be a collaborative podcast discussing some of the bigger stories from the week.

We all hope you guys like the new format, and be sure to let us know in the comments! You can check out the latest that was released today here.

TalkAndroid InfoByte: Episode 10 – 10/28/10

TalkAndroid InfoByte – 10/28/10

Welcome to another edition of the TalkAndroid InfoByte, our weekday morning Podcast that gets you caught up on yesterday’s news.

You can either stream it to your browser (above), or you can download it here. We should note that, if you click the stream link above from your mobile browser, it should open up in your Android media player.

Also, don’t forget we are announcing our first two winners (yesterday’s didn’t tweet back!) of the mini collectibles contest, so be sure to listen right to the end to see who won! Remember, if you’re chosen, you have 24 hours to get in contact with us.

The RSS feed for the podcast is available here.

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DROID 2 Global shows off benchmarks, system info, ability to make us drool

Yesterday, we reported on the new DROID 2 Global Edition with some leaked shots for your enjoyment. Today, however, we get a slightly more technical look at Motorola‘s new baby with some specs and benchmark results. With a quadrant score of 1709 and a 1.2GHz ARMV7 processor, I may be too busy wiping the drool off the corner of my chin to continue, but I’ll try.


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