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Android Google

Google Mail is becoming Gmail in the UK – just don’t change if you use Android

As the title of this post says, UK Googlemail users can now change their email address from ..@googlemail.com to ..@gmail.com. If I remember correctly, there was a trademark issue with “Gmail” in the UK, but it looks like this has now been resolved.

I decided to change my Googlemail account to use the .gmail domain name. However, as soon as I did this, my Android phone (which is linked to my Google account) began to get a little cross. The Android Market stopped working, and I kept getting a Google Talk error (even though I don’t use it). I decided to remove the Google account from my phone and add it back in. However, my phone warned me that I would have to reset the whole phone in order to do this! Just for changing to gmail.com? I don’t think it’s worth the effort.

So I have reverted to @googlemail.com and everything has returned to normal. I might wait a little while before I try that again…

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nokia e71 smartphones

Updates to Gmail and Yahoo! Go mobile apps

I mainly use Google’s mobile Gmail application on my E71 for my email needs. I’ve just heard that the application has been upgraded to version 2, and is considerably improved.

Also, users of Yahoo! Go will be pleased to know that version 3 has now been updated to work on the E71. Yahoo! Go is definitely worth installing if you use any of Yahoo’s services. I’m a long-time Flickr user, and Go’s Flickr interface is gorgeous – ideal for passing the time when you’re stuck on a train or bus. You can even upload photos from your phone. Yahoo! Go can also connect to the E71’s GPS and give you location-based information if you’re out and about and want to find things to do or places to eat.