Google Buzzes Onto More Devices
May 27, 2010, 12:55 PM by Philip Berne
Google today expanded the reach of its Google Buzz offering. While Buzz was originally available for Android 2.0+ phones and Apple iPhone OS devices, the service now runs in an XHTML version that is compatible with most smartphone platforms. BlackBerry, Nokia S60 and Windows Phone users, and even owners of older, pre-2.0 Android devices, can now now access the Web application at buzz.google.com. BlackBerry devices will also be able to tie their location data to Buzz posts and search for nearby, geo-tagged posts. Google has also updated Buzz with a new Reshare feature, similar to Twitter's official Retweet, except that users can also add their own commentary alongside the complete, original post.
Google Debuts 'Nearby' to Alerts Android Users to What's Close
Google today announced Nearby, a way for Android devices to show people relevant apps, web sites, and other information based on location. It takes the idea of the physical web, which displayed web sites of nearby businesses, a step further.
Google Brings Q&A Feature to Maps and Search
Google today said it is adding a question-and-answer tool to Google Maps and Google Search for Android devices. Users need only search for and open business listings within Maps or Search to see the Q&A feature, which taps into data provided by Google Local Guides and others.
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.
Google Search App Can Be Used to Open, Interact with Other Apps
Google has updated the main search application for Android devices and expanded its ability to use voice commands with other installed applications. For example, users can say things like, "Ok Google, Shazam this song," or "Ok Google, listen to NPR" and it will do exactly that.
Google to Patch Pixel 2 Earpiece Buzz Within a Few Weeks
Google said it plans to resolve an issue plaguing the Pixel 2 earpiece in the near future. "We're rolling out a software update in the coming weeks which eliminates a faint buzzing sound on some Pixel 2 devices when the phone is placed to your ear during a phone call," said Google in a post on its support forums.
Or Google Wave?
Buzz not so much. Though I always check out the buzz map when I am in a city.. people are starting to use it for reviews.
Older phone users...
Can they now now?