Mar 18 AT 10:44 PM Taylor Wimberly 14 Comments

Google releases native Buzz app in the form of a widget

Google makes some great mobile web apps, but I think the majority prefer a native Android app when one is available. Buzz is one of those services that deserved the native treatment and Google has delivered in the form of a widget.

Those running Android 1.6 or greater can grab the widget now and start posting to Buzz in a single click. The new interface has been simplified which makes it quicker and easier to make updates. I constantly had the browser version lock up on me when finding my location, but the native app has performed great so far.

I’m still not sold on the usefulness of Buzz, but the widget will definitely encourages me to use it more. At this point in time I still think I prefer the check-in apps (like Foursquare and Gowalla), but it is nice to share updates with my Google contacts.

Features of the Buzz widget include:

  • Quickly post buzz publicly or privately
  • Add photos to your post from the camera or gallery
  • Share your location or place
  • Quickly access buzz.google.com

Have no clue what Buzz is? Watch the video.

Source: Google Mobile Blog

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