Google brings Hangouts to phones, opens + Beta to everyone

Among a bunch of Google+ improvements announced today, Google said it would bring Hangouts to mobile phones including iPhone (and iPad 2 and 4G iPod likely).  We’re big fans of Google Hangouts and having it on mobile is going to be really great.  They are also offering Hangout broadcasts which might be fun ways to broadcast a keynote for instance :D

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Apple awarded sixth consecutive J.D. Power and Associates Award for top smartphone manufacturer

J.D. Power and Associates has just announced the results of their annual 2011 U.S. Wireless Handset Customer Satisfaction Study. Apple has earned the top-spot on the list for the sixth consecutive time. Apple scored a 838 on a 1,000-point scale with the iPhone, while the runner-up HTC scored a relatively close score of 801. 6,898 smartphone owners took part in the study. As if we already didn’t know, customers are pretty satisfied with Apple’s iPhone, and its 5-star rating for “Ease of Operation”. (via BGR)

Press release after the break:

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