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Android 2.3 headed to AOSP imminently confirms Google; custom ROMs ahoy!

Android 2.3 headed to AOSP imminently confirms Google; custom ROMs ahoy!

Google has promised to release the Android 2.3 Gingerbread source shortly after the Nexus S ships today, with developer Jean-Baptiste Queru confirming that the new version is headed to the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) imminently. The news means that we can soon expect custom ROMs from the homebrew community, bringing handsets like the Nexus One, the Galaxy S and others up to speed with the new OS.

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Google acquires NFC specialist Zetawire for “Walleto” e-wallet tech

Google acquires NFC specialist Zetawire for “Walleto” e-wallet tech

Google has acquired a little-known Canadian startup, Zetawire, apparently aiming to use the company's NFC technologies for their mobile wallet ambitions. Relatively little is known about Zetawire, beyond a patent application for an electronic wallet that would work with "a payment system, an advertising system, and an identity management system" and a trademark for the branding "Walleto".

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Google Hotpot NFC stickers will work with Nexus S

Google Hotpot NFC stickers will work with Nexus S

Google is planning to use its new NFC support in Android 2.3 Gingerbread - and in the Nexus S - to allow businesses to wirelessly send information to interested would-be consumers. A trial program is kicking off in Portland, Oregon, where Google is distributing Google Places Business Kits containing NFC-enabled stickers to companies listed in their online reviews system.

Owners of a Nexus S - or, indeed, another Gingerbread handset with NFC support, when they start hitting the market - will be able to hold their phone up to the sticker and see business information on their device. The kits will also contain leaflets and guides helping businesses increase the number of reviews covering them online.

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Apache Wave reboots Google’s collaborative tool in open-source Incubator

Apache Wave reboots Google’s collaborative tool in open-source Incubator

It really is turning into a Google week, what with the Nexus S, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Google Maps for Mobile 5.0, a Honeycomb Motorola tablet and the promise of Chrome OS news today, but there's also confirmation that the Apache Wave project will indeed be going ahead. Submitted for potential open-source inclusion in late November, Google's ill-fated Wave has been accepted and there's work already underway to bring the new project - and Wave in a Box - up to speed.

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