Find your polling place and follow the US Election on the go

The United States midterm election is on Tuesday, November 2, and we encourage all eligible US citizens to get out and vote. We’ve made it easy to find your polling place and follow election news by visiting our Election Center mobile site at m.google.com/elections on your Android-powered phone or iPhone.


Enter the address where you’re registered to vote, and we’ll show you a Google Map of your polling place. The Election Center site also has information about candidates running for office in your area.

So come Tuesday, let your mobile phone guide you to your polling place, and let sanity guide your vote!



Posted by Ryan Pollock, Product Marketing Manager

Find your polling place and follow the US Election on the go

The United States midterm election is on Tuesday, November 2, and we encourage all eligible US citizens to get out and vote. We’ve made it easy to find your polling place and follow election news by visiting our Election Center mobile site at m.google.com/elections on your Android-powered phone or iPhone.


Enter the address where you’re registered to vote, and we’ll show you a Google Map of your polling place. The Election Center site also has information about candidates running for office in your area.

So come Tuesday, let your mobile phone guide you to your polling place, and let sanity guide your vote!



Posted by Ryan Pollock, Product Marketing Manager

Find your polling place and follow the US Election on the go

The United States midterm election is on Tuesday, November 2, and we encourage all eligible US citizens to get out and vote. We’ve made it easy to find your polling place and follow election news by visiting our Election Center mobile site at m.google.com/elections on your Android-powered phone or iPhone.


Enter the address where you’re registered to vote, and we’ll show you a Google Map of your polling place. The Election Center site also has information about candidates running for office in your area.

So come Tuesday, let your mobile phone guide you to your polling place, and let sanity guide your vote!



Posted by Ryan Pollock, Product Marketing Manager

Rumor: Nexus Two will feature 1.2 GHz CPU, headed to T-Mobile

WARNING: This post contains rumors and speculation from Android Insiders. If you do not want to know the likely specs of the Samsung “Nexus Two” then do not read this story and unplug from the Internets till November 8th (or is it the 11th). You have been warned – the goods are after the jump.

The Rumor

The Samsung “Nexus Two” phone will feature:

  • Stock Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 1.2 GHz processor (don’t know which model)
  • 4 inch AMOLED display (don’t know resolution)
  • 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and HD video capture (don’t know about flash), front-facing camera (don’t know resolution)
  • 512 MB RAM, 16 GB internal storage
  • Support for multiple carriers (radios are unknown)
  • All the usuals like WiFi, Bluetooth, 3.5 mm headset jack, etc.
  • Outer casing is a mix of metal and plastic materials

I believe these specs are final, but sometimes things change between test units and those that ship to retail stores.

As we first reported it will be coming to multiple carriers, and we now have enough evidence to suggest T-Mobile is on-board. The “Nexus Two” will be sold unlocked, direct to consumers just like the first Nexus phone, but Google will test out the retail waters instead of limiting sales to just online.

The Source

After the last week of writing about this Samsung phone, I now have five separate sources who have confirmed this phone is real (including one who is testing it). If you still don’t believe me, Gizmodo’s Matt Buchanan also confirmed the phone as did PCMag’s Sascha Segan.

One Android Insider’s take on the rumor

Yesterday reminded me why I love blogging. I never thought a single topic could generate so much discussion or become a top trending topic on Twitter and I sincerely appreciate all the feedback.

I thoroughly enjoyed everyone trying to debunk the rumor, but this isn’t about who’s right or who’s wrong. This is about sharing the things I have dug up so that others can go out there and find even more information (example: Giz and PCMag).

Some people will continue to argue over the name or exact reveal date, but we all know this phone is real now. I’ve said several times that the product name is not “Nexus Two”, but I will keep using it when referring to this Google-experience phone until the actual name is announced by Samsung.

Others are also really stuck on the date and trying to use that to discredit the story, but does that really matter? My original source told me it was coming on November 8th (which I still believe), but someone else told me it would launch on November 11th. Either way, you will be able to get your hands on this phone soon.

It comes as no surprise that T-Mobile is on board for the 2nd Nexus phone. They were the first carrier to support the Nexus One and I’m glad to see them back for round two.

As for the specs, this is looking more and more like a turbo-charged Galaxy S. I believe there are still some surprises to be revealed, but as I said earlier it might not blow your socks off.

Isn’t it funny that people are already complaining about a 1.2 GHz processor when it will be the fastest available at launch? Maybe that’s my fault with all my excitement about Tegra 2 phones.

For everyone crying about plastic phones…really? Yes, the outer casing of Samsung’s Nexus phone will contain some plastic materials, but there will also be metal used too (like the back plate).

At the end of the day, I think an unlocked phone running the latest stock version of Android trumps another locked-down BlurSenseWhiz phone with newer hardware. That is the reason why the Android phones I have purchased with my own money include the G1, Nexus One, and G2.

Overall, I think you will be fairly impressed with the phone when it is officially announced. If you are not impressed with the hardware, just wait till you see everything Google packed into the software.

With as many test phones as there are out there, I expect we will have some pictures this weekend.


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Verizon Rebate Form Shows Two Motorola Droid 2 Global Handsets?

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Aside from showing off the long list of upcoming Android handsets for Verizon, a new rebate form has one rather peculiar listing. The Motorola Droid 2 Global is listed with two SKU numbers suggesting there will be two versions of the world-roaming smartphone. It could mean we will be seeing a white variant and a blue variant, or perhaps the D2 Global will come in camera and camera-less version as was suggested for the Motorola Droid Pro. It could also be something as simple as packaging variants or a version bundled with a dock similar to how the Droid R2-D2 included the accessory. What’s your guess?

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Verizon Rebate Form Shows Two Motorola Droid 2 Global Handsets?

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Aside from showing off the long list of upcoming Android handsets for Verizon, a new rebate form has one rather peculiar listing. The Motorola Droid 2 Global is listed with two SKU numbers suggesting there will be two versions of the world-roaming smartphone. It could mean we will be seeing a white variant and a blue variant, or perhaps the D2 Global will come in camera and camera-less version as was suggested for the Motorola Droid Pro. It could also be something as simple as packaging variants or a version bundled with a dock similar to how the Droid R2-D2 included the accessory. What’s your guess?

[via BGR]

T-Mobile myTouch 4G and HTC Desire HD Compared in Benchmark Tests

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If you are looking for a blazing fast Android handset you might need to look no further than the upcoming T-Mobile myTouch 4G. The phone was put through the benchmark paces and compared against none other than the HTC Desire HD, a phone using the same 1GHz Snapdragon processor along with 768MB of RAM. In a slightly surprising turn, the myTouch came out on top by a comfortable margin in tests run with Quadrant.

The HTC Desire HD scores a 1,666 and topped out over most other Android 2.2 devices, but when pitted against the myTouch and its score of 1,846 the winner was obvious. Both devices provide ample power for the speed-hungry Android mod community. Benchmarks aside, which phone wins your heart?

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T-Mobile myTouch 4G and HTC Desire HD Compared in Benchmark Tests

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If you are looking for a blazing fast Android handset you might need to look no further than the upcoming T-Mobile myTouch 4G. The phone was put through the benchmark paces and compared against none other than the HTC Desire HD, a phone using the same 1GHz Snapdragon processor along with 768MB of RAM. In a slightly surprising turn, the myTouch came out on top by a comfortable margin in tests run with Quadrant.

The HTC Desire HD scores a 1,666 and topped out over most other Android 2.2 devices, but when pitted against the myTouch and its score of 1,846 the winner was obvious. Both devices provide ample power for the speed-hungry Android mod community. Benchmarks aside, which phone wins your heart?

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John Carmack and id Software to port Rage game to Android

John Carmack, co-Founder of id Software and lead programmer of hit games like Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake, just tweeted that he is porting Rage to Android. We first saw Rage when it was presented as a tech demo on the iPhone 4 at Quakcon 2010, but it has since turned into a full-blown game.

Like we said last time, the graphics looked amazing and will make a lot of Android fans jealous, but most of the latest Android phones actually have the power to duplicate the same performance. Carmack also said the visuals in his Rage demo matched anything from the Playstation 2 or original XBOX.

Carmack originally said he was “spot-surveying” the Android ecosystem to see if it was worth supporting and would evaluate it again in six months but something must have excited him enough to move up the schedule. Maybe NVIDIA lent him a Tegra 2 phone.

We also know from a previous post that Epic Game’s Unreal Engine 3 is also coming to Android, so we now have the top two PC game engines making their way to Google’s mobile OS.

These are pretty exciting times for Android fans who like to game. Bring on that PlayStation Phone project and the dual-core phones!

If you want more Rage goodness, head over to YouTube and watch the trailer for the PC game.

[Thanks Stephen for the tip]

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OnStar MyLink for Android on the Market Now

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OnStar has finally released their MyLink application for Android. The app will allow you to control your OnStar-equipped car and check different vitals – such as fuel, oil, and the like – from your phone. Currently, only 2011 models of select Cadillac, Chevy, Buick, and GMC automobiles are compatible so if you have any of these cars you’ll want to download this companion app. It’s a sad day when no longer do I want the app because of the car, but rather I want the car because of the app. Well played, OnStar.

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