Google Nexus 7 Tablet In India

Google is all set to launch its entry level tablet Google Nexus 7 in Indian market for a price tag of Rs. 19,999 which is almost twice as much as it’s dollar rate in United States(which is $199).

The 7-inch Table, built by Taiwanese manufacturer Asus, has the following features:


OS: Android Jelly Bean (Android version 4.2).
Processor: Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, which clocks at 1.3 GHz.
1280×800 resolution with 7-inch IPS display screen.
1.2 megapixel front camera.
4325 mAh battery.

1. 9hrs HD video playback
2. 10hrs Web browsing or e-reading
3. 300hrs Stand-by time

..and ofcourse supports large number of apps present in android market place!

It had a 8GB variant which was replaced by a 32GB variant for the same price in the US market. Not to forget, it also has a 3G variant.

Look at some of the offers present on Amazon for Nexus 7

+1 Button Live On Adsense Ads

Google had previously announced about this +1 button on Adsense ads to publicly promote the ad. It was said to go live in October 2011. But we are seeing it live on almost all the rich image ads these days. Maybe from Christmas.

It’ll show the faces of people who liked it, only if they happen to be your friends(on your list: GMail, Circle contact).

Here is a live video of the ads with +1 button, which we could spot on our blog:

You can read more about this here: Google’s +1 On Adsense Ads: Demo Video!

10 Best Alternatives to the iPhone

This is a guest post by James Adams. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.

Apple took the mobile world by storm with its release of the iPhone two years ago, causing a cult of fans who wanted to get their own sparkling phone. At this point, many other developers have jumped into the craze and, in some cases, even developing phones more worth looking at than the iPhone.


1. HTC Google Nexus One [$179]
Google and HTC joined forces to bring the Nexus One, which comes complete with a 480×800 touchscreen, a 5 MP camera and the noteworthy Android 2.1 operating system. Available with T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint, this phone has the iPhone beat six ways from Sunday.

2. Palm Pre [$149]
Surprisingly, a Palm device can successfully compete against the iPhone. Features include a 320×480 touchscreen with a slide-down QWERTY board – an effective alternative to the otherwise uncomfortable onscreen board Apple offers. The Palm Web OS-based phone comes available from Sprint.

3. Motorola Droid [$199]
This is another Android 2.1 phone that was built under Google’s supervision, and it comes with possibly one of the largest screens on a mobile phone, measuring at 3.7 inches and a resolution of 480×854. It comes with the ability to recognize 32 GB of SD storage and has an accelerometer built into it, allowing the screen orientation to change. This phone is available through Verizon.

4. Nokia N97 Mini Driver Edition [$479]
A 3.5 inch touchscreen and SD Card support of up to 16 GB have been built into this gem by Nokia, and it has the Symbian operating system. It is available from the Nokia Store.

5. Samsung Omnia II [$199]
This new release comes with the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system installed onto it, proudly displayed across the full 480×800 touchscreen. Its long list of features include an astounding 6 MP camera, 16 GB internal memory and up to 32 GB external memory by way of an SD card. It is available through Verizon.

6. BlackBerry Bold [$199]
The BlackBerry still holds the reign among capabilities regarding email and instant messaging, complete with a comfortable QWERTY keyboard, the familiar BlackBerry operating system and a BlackBerry-specific app store with many different apps from which to choose. Popular all around the world, the BlackBerry Bold is available through AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile.

7. HTC Hero [$299]
Another HTC contender comes the Hero, which has many connectivity options, along with a 5 MP camera. While an iPhone cannot display YouTube videos due to the lack of Flash, the Hero is capable of all of this and much more, directly benefiting from Flash inclusion. The Android-based Hero can be purchased through Alltel, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.

8. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic [$259]
Nokia finally gets the message about slim phones with this new release. Enjoy the new and improved Nokia OS, a 3.2 inch screen and up to 16 GB of external memory. It is available through the Nokia store.

9. New LG Chocolate [$269]
Always renovating the successful phones, LG has come up with their newest version of their popular Chocolate phone. It contains its own LG operating system, has Bluetooth connectivity and is a slide phone. It can be purchased through the LG store or through Verizon.

10. LG Vu [$249]
This phone is a great alternative to the iPhone, especially since it looks just like one. Also containing the LG operating system, the Vu comes with Mobile TV, a 2 MP camera and a large 3-inch responsive touchscreen. This phone can be purchased through the LG store or through AT&T.

James is a product analyst and writer at an online ink cartridges specialist offering a range of franking machine ink and other supplies to business.

New AdSense Ad format(s) – YouTube, Twitter Integration

We have seen Adsense ads with YouTube videos integrated, which play on the same page when clicked. But these are somewhat different in their looks, and do not play videos on the same page, instead takes the visitor to a YouTube URL which is formated like a nice landing page.

Here are some screen shots. We found these ads on our blog too and had taken screen shots a month back.


And recently we also heard of a ad format containing Twitter tweets extracted from rss feed of the advertisers twitter a/c. Here are the images:


“Google Twitter Ad” News Source(s): searchengineland and qualite.

The ad is interactive in that you can click the right and left arrows to see previous tweets from that account. You can also click on the Twitter avatar and name, plus the “Follow me on Twitter” link to be taken to that person’s Twitter URL.

The ad itself is connected to the advertiser´s Twitter account and rotates the latest tweets from this account. The only clickable parts of the ad are the logo, the Twitter-username, the text ”Follow me on Twitter” and the URL to the Twitter-profile. The goal with the ad format is to recruit more followers for the advertiser´s Twitter-profile.

Update: We found these ads ourselves on Google’s social networking site – Orkut. I have tried my best to capture the video.

Google has not officially said anything specifically about these ad formats, but it is said to have been testing some new ad formats to help advertisers get better exposure.

Take Your Site To Clinic – Dr. Google!

Note: This Clinic is provided by Google India and is only for Indian Webmasters.

There is no mention in the blog post by GoogleIndia that only Indian webmasters are allowed to submit their sites. But it can be clearly understood, because its announced on Google India Blog. And in the registration form, its clearly mentioned that the Clinic is open only for Indian webmasters.

What’s it all about ?
Search Quality team at Google will analyze websites submitted to the clinic and has planned to offer constructive advice on accessibility and improvements that can lead to better visibility for your website in Google’s search results.
So how do I submit my site and how much would it cost!
You can submit your website/blog to the clinic for free. And the submission will be open from Jan 6th to Jan 20th , 2010. Also not that, not all submitted sites will make it to the analysis list. This is quite obvious, as there could be lot of submissions and Google Team will even have some other works to do!

Eligibility Criteria
1. Your site must be registered at webmasters tool. This is to ensure that, you are the actual webmaster of the website that you are submitting.
If you have not registered to webmasters tool, don’t think it as a burden. You may ignore submitting your site to clinic, but do not ignore to register at webmasters tool. Its free and very useful tool for any webmaster.
2. Your website must meet all the quality guidelines of webmasters tool.

Also note that: By submitting your site you agree to the use of your website as an example in future blog posts under site clinic banner, by GoogleIndia.

Submit your website here.

A Humble Request
If you are submitting your website/blog to the clinic OR if you feel it will help your followers in Twitter, then please make sure you Tweet about this article. Thanks.

#Indian #webmasters #only Take Your Site To Clinic – Dr. Google! @ (RT)

Source: GoogleIndia

Google Doodle Special – Apple falls!

If you observe today, you can find a falling Apple! indicating the invention of Gravitation. The Doodle marks 366th birthday of Sir Isaac Newton.
Does this Apple Doodle(shown in above video) has anything to do with this “Browser War?”

If you observe today, you can find a falling Apple! indicating the invention of Gravitation. The Doodle marks 366th birthday of Sir Isaac Newton.

You might have also noticed that, clicking on “I’m Feeling Lucky” button sparks some crackers(virtually!) and wishes Happy New Year.

Happy Google
Google Chrome Overtakes Apple’s Safari in market share.

safari v/s chrome

Does this Apple Doodle(shown in above video) has anything to do with this “Browser War?”

Image Source: TheAppleBlog

AdSense for Mobile Content — for New high-end devices!

According to Google AdSense program policies publishers are allowed to place only one ad unit on any mobile webpage.

Google added a new feature, according to which, you can choose to show adsense ads only to high-end devices(like iPhone)or to “All phones”.

According to Google AdSense program policies publishers are allowed to place only one ad unit on any mobile webpage.
Google added a new feature, according to which, you can choose to show adsense ads only to high-end devices(like iPhone)or to “All phones”.
By default ads are set to show only on iPhone and other high-end devices. If you like to show ads for all devices, then you have to choose “All phones” option from the drop down menu.
As always, we can show: “Text Only Ads”, “Image Only Ads”, or “Text and Image Ads(default)”.

Supported Ad formates(size):
320 x 50 Leaderboard
250 x 250 Square
200 x 200 Small Square
300 x 250 Medium Rectangle

We are waiting for more info on this, from the official website. And we guess that, all the mobile webpages, which have adsense ads will automatically be set to show ads only to high-end devices. If you want to make sure, to show ads on all the phones, then goto your adsense account and use the new code.