This week saw a series of socially oriented updates, from Facebook adding Places and Deals, to Twitter’s Android upgrades. As mobile media gets looped into social networks and marketing themes, we’re sure to see plenty more social updates as the Android Market flourishes. An update to Opera’s mobile browser also indicates ongoing interest in smartphone web surfing.


Aloqa, Poynt categorizes its local search quite well, for weather, eateries, gas prices and more. Free, this Android app will be able to offer richer recommendations with international metrics behind it.