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Skyfire 3.0 for Android integrates Facebook into your browsing experience

Skyfire already has over two million users on Android, and version 3.0 takes the browser's SkyBar to the next level -- by fully integrating Facebook into it. As a result, your mobile browsing experience can easily get social. The SkyBar is an icon-based toolbar that you can toggle by hitting your phone's Menu button. In it you will find: a video button -- this works like before: when...

Google Maps Navigation now available in Australia and New Zealand

Voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation is now available for Google Maps for Android in Australia and New Zealand. This feature works if you have a smartphone running Android 1.6 or newer. Maps Navigation is integrated with Google Search and even Google Voice Search -- meaning that you don't even have to know your destination's name, you can just search for it either by typing or speaking....

Google Goggles goes into marketing

Google has started running an advertising experiment inside its Goggles mobile visual search application. This merges offline marketing with the mobile Web. Google is working with five brands -- Buick, Disney, Diageo, T-Mobile and Delta Airlines -- to offer print ads, movie posters and other media that will support Google Goggles. When you take a picture of any such ad, using Google Goggles on...

Google Maps 4.7 for Android adds Hotpot features

Google has announced that Google Maps for Android now supports Hotpot, Google's new local recommendation engine. You can now rate places and write reviews from your phone. This is made easy by a rating widget that you can add to your homescreen. You can also rate and review places straight from any Place page -- these are in the process of being rolled out into Google mobile search results for...

Bing for Android isn't limited to Verizon anymore

Bing's Android application is now available to all Android device owners in the United States, and not limited to Verizon customers anymore. The app itself hasn't changed in any way, it's just that you can now find it in the Android Market in the US regardless of what your carrier of choice is. Previously, it came pre-installed on some Verizon Android smartphones, and was only available to...

Yahoo Messenger for Android now does video calls, Yahoo Mail for Android updated

The Android apps for Yahoo's two most important services -- Messenger and Mail, have received updates. Both apps now support contact sync between Yahoo Contacts and your smartphone's address book. Yahoo Messenger for Android finally has built-in support for video calls, a feature that Yahoo has announced a while back but that until now has only made its way into Yahoo's iOS apps. There are...

Evernote 2.0 for Android is now available, brings many improvements

Evernote has announced the immediate availability of version 2.0 of its Android application. Obviously, like before, the app will allow you to take notes, photos, record audio, and access all your Evernote data. But it does bring many improvements and feature additions. In fact, Evernote says this is the single biggest leap in functionality any Evernote app has ever received in one release. ...

Firefox 4 Beta for Android is now faster and smaller

Firefox 4 Beta 2 for Android became available earlier today, and it promises to bring many improvements over the initial beta. First off, it will use up a lot less space -- a precious commodity for almost all Android smartphones. The second beta should occupy about 17 MB once installed, compared to the first version's whopping 43 MB (which is almost a third of the entire app space most Android...

Tumblr apps for iPhone and Android get revamped Dashboard

Tumblr has told Mashable that its mobile applications for iPhone and Android have received an update that overhauls their Dashboard functionality. The updated apps are set to go live today in the iTunes App Store and the Android Market. The mobile apps now have the complete functionality of the Web-based Tumblr Dashboard built in. The new Dashboard seamlessly presents users with photos,...

YouTube for Android 2.2 gets an update, becomes standalone app

YouTube, like all Google apps for Android, used to be integrated into the operating system, and as a consequence, updates to it would only come when new versions of the OS were released. But Google is working to change this situation -- it started with Gmail, and now it has decoupled YouTube from the OS as well, making it a standalone app available in the Android Market. Hopefully this opens the...

App Review: Foursquare for Android

Foursquare is a location-based application that's available for Android, iPhone, Palm, and BlackBerry. Many of you are probably already familiar with it or, at least, have seen people showing you their location on your Twitter and Facebook pages. Foursquare serves both a social broadcasting and a business promotion purpose. For those who just want to let their friends in the electronic world know...