Nuance Makes T9Nav Available to S60 Handsets
Nuance Communications announced that its T9Nav software is now available for download to S60 handsets through Nokia's Software Market. T9Nav is a tool for searching the handset for information. Rather tha digging through the S60 menu system, users can simply start tying a search query on the home screen to start searching. Using the keypad to type letters, users can search for applications, contacts, web sites, songs, playlists, and just about anything else stored on the phone. Because T9Nav lets users bypass the menu system, it speeds up the ability to interact with the phone and retrieve information. T9Nav costs $21.
Samsung, Nokia Field Their Own Android Launchers
Samsung and Nokia have both recently made available launchers for Android devices that serve as alternatives to their normal approach for home screen behavior. Terrain (pictured) comes from a Samsung-sponsored developer and is free to download from the Google Play Store.
Google Simplifies Searching For Lost Phones
Google today made improvements to its My Accounts tool that should help people better manage their Google settings as well as their smartphone. Users can now access their account by saying, "Ok Google, show me my Google account" into the Google Search app.
Verizon to Test AppFlash Search Tool On Some Android Phones
Verizon Wireless is prepared to roll out a new search tool on select Android handsets over the next few weeks. The tool, called Appflash, was developed by Evie.
Cat S60 Boasts a Thermal Camera
Cat Phones today announced the S60 smartphone, a fully rugged handset that is the first to include a thermal camera. The thermal camera allows the S60 to see and take pictures of heat signatures at a range of 50 to 100 feet.
Google Makes It Easier to Find Fun Stuff to Do
Google today tweaked its mobile search tools to help people find entertaining activities nearby. Specifically, performing searches for generic events will dial in an easy-to-digest summary of close-by activities from sites such as Eventbrite and Meetup.
Avoid the pain, here's the direct link to T9 Nav
http://www.softwaremarket.nokia.com/?action=productD ... »