Apple recently stopped developing their Airport lineup of routers which had earned much respect thanks to their convenience and compatibility with the Apple ecosystem. Now that we do not expect any future updates to the Airport Express and Extreme, what are its alternatives? Last year, Google worked with TP-link and ASUS to develop the OnHub router that both looked good and had simple functionality. Now Google is back at it again - this time doing it all alone - with its own wifi router: Google Wifi.
Android users rejoice! The Google keyboard on your phone is getting a big upgrade with the Gboard. Earlier in the year, Google announced a powerful new keyboard for the iPhone that brought Google Search, GIFs and swipe-to-type to your fingertips. It was indeed a huge improvement to the default iOS keyboard, and Gboard gained popularity quickly.
While you were busy tracking election results, Google was busy interpreting you searches.
Google, the search engine giant, has a major superpower: the ability to guess what is in people’s minds, simply by using search query data. The amount of data that we send to Google, and the amount of data Google articulates, is unprecedented. You searched for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton today? Well, Google knows!
Let’s follow along the timeline and relive the election - from the people’s perspective:
It starts with the basics.
24 hours before polls opened, people were searching for... "Is Hillary Clinton Republican?" (Seriously, what?)
Google finally made a phone that competes against the iPhone: the Google Pixel. Pixel phones are made by Google inside out, and are designed for the purest Android experience. The Pixel replaces the Nexus phones and allows Google to really innovate on the hardware side of their smartphone business, to make the hardware high optimised for their OS.
While Google’s announcements are never extravagant and almost never as large as Apple’s, the search-engine giant putting a lot of effort in publicising its October 4th event. Many cities, especially New York, have posters, banners and even physical “things” that display Google’s ad:
The big deal: new Pixel phones.
R.I.P. Project ARA: the ambitious project to develop a modular smartphone.
It has been over three years since Google ATAP (Advanced Technology And Projects) has been developing the modular smartphone Project ARA. However, Google has confirmed that Project ARA has been suspended - likely due to financial and leadership reasons (via VentureBeat, initially written by Reuters).