They need a launcher for their Notebook, especially since they've added the ability to make mobile notes. Right now, Google Notebook accepts the rules(auto text, double space makes a period, etc.) you've set on your BlackBerry and with a direct launcher, would be a better option than Unyverse as an online notebook. For me, at least.
I decided to try out the Google Search and Google News "apps". I already have GMail and Google Maps installed.
First of all, they make you install a Mobile Updater. I thought this was no big deal, until I discovered that the updater runs automatically every time I start my BB. And unless I"m missing something, there is no way to stop this from running automatically. There was an option to turn off notification or something like that, but that didn't stop the app from automatically running.
And to put the icing on the cake, both the Google Search and Google News "apps" are simply shortcuts that open in the BB browser. I am capable of adding bookmarks to my bookmark list, thank you very much Google.
Uninstalled it all. Google is usually very good at this stuff, but I'm not impressed with this at all.
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