The last few days saw so much news from the California giant, from self driving pods to an interesting chrome extension. Here is all Google!
Google I/O (28-29 May)
Google’s I/O is a much awaited developer conference, and this year too, its sure to be big. This year’s conference might not be focused of phones all that much, but we will (almost surely) see the next generation of Android - the Android M. We might also see some serious modular phone prototypes of Project Ara (aka Phoneblocks).
Other than that, Google might show more Android Wear, Auto and TV updates, now that the competition is growing ever so more. And there might me virtual reality. If Google falls back in VR, it might soon face a huge challenge from companies like Oculus, HTC and Sony.
And of course, there will probably be self driving cars! Yes, Google has made prototypes of its self driving cars - these small pod like car are being tested in California (see below). So we shouldn’t be surprised to find a drive at the I/O.
Chrome, too, might just get bigger than ever. If Google improves Chrome and Chrome OS with even more functionality, chromebooks might be able to compete with the Microsoft Surface computers.
Google seems to have almost perfected autonomous technology, and is on the road to actually produce a car for the public. This seems especially true after Google built 25 prototypes of these tiny cars that have no pedals or steering wheel:
Self diving cars are surely on Google’s minds and sooner or later, we might be riding a car made by the company.
Google experiments yesterday released a cool tool that allows Chrome’s to “talk” to each other. You can use Chrome on one computer and hit the google tone button, which will create a digital sound for the website currently being browsed and other chrome running computers can “hear” the sound to open the same page on its Chrome window. Its super cool and very easy to use and works almost perfectly as long as you have good speakers and microphones on your computer.
Here it the Chrome WebStore link:
In my future posts, I’ll explore more of these topics, and I’ll cover Google I/O as it happens on the 28th. Do keep Technonerding!