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  • Google buys BlindType to help Android users type more easily

    Google has acquired BlindType, a developer of apps to make typing easier on touch-screen phones, the small software maker announced Friday. The move comes just a couple of months after BlindType demonstrated an Android version of its software, which was originally developed for the iPhone and iPad.

  • Google adds paid apps to Android Market in more countries

    Google has expanded the number of countries where paid applications are offered on Android Market. Developers in 20 more countries will be able to sell their applications, and users in 18 additional countries will be able to purchase those apps, the company said in a blog post on Thursday.

  • Android texting app requires no hands

    A free Android application to be unveiled on Thursday at the Mobilize conference in San Francisco will let mobile phone users send and receive text messages without touching or looking at the phone.

  • Nokia acquires mobile analytics company Motally

    Nokia has signed an agreement to acquire Motally, a privately owned U.S. company that has specialized in tracking and reporting usage statistics on mobile websites and applications, it said on Friday.

  • Nokia kills social networking application

    Nokia's Messaging for Social Networks will never make it out of the beta stage. On Friday, Nokia said it is discontinuing the application and instead will use what it has learned in the upcoming N8 smartphone.

  • Google Docs on the go with the iPhone and iPad

    Mobile business professionals have been able to sync Google Docs to the iPad and have access on the go even without a live network connection using the Memeo Connect app, but iPhone users were out of luck.

  • Nokia tests mobile marketplace for emerging countries

    Nokia has started beta testing a new service called Listings, which will be a digital marketplace where people in emerging markets can look for a job or buy or sell goods using their Nokia phone, the company said in <a href="http://betalabs.nokia.com/blog/2010/08/05/introducing-nokia-listings-beta-%E2%80%93-connecting-buyers-and-sellers-in-emerging-markets">a blog post</a> on Thursday.