If you’ve logged into your Gmail account in the past 24 hours, chances are you’ve noticed a new tab called “Buzz” complete with a Google-colored chat bubble icon. Making its debut yesterday, Google Buzz is the search engine giant’s counter to Facebook and Twitter — and it’s integrated right into your inbox and is available on your cell phone’s browser.
Similar to Twitter and Facebook, you can follow fellow Googlers and share thoughts, photos and links with those who follow you. Buzz’s mobile edition can be accessed on many mobile phone browsers at buzz.google.com, and allows you to tag your current physical location with your post. Buzz will also allow you to see public posts from Buzzers nearby.
Google has added a Buzz Layer to Google Maps 4.0, allowing you to overlay Buzz posts onto a map of your surrounding location. Check your Android window shade to download the latest update of Google Maps if your Maps is Buzz Layer-less.
For a quick overview of Google Buzz for Mobile, check out Google’s video at right.