At the Google Nexus Event 2015, Google unveiled the newest and most surprising member of their Pixel series of Personal Computer: the Pixel C. Whereas previous Pixels were Chromebooks, the Pixel C is a convertible Android tablet with a magnetically-attached bluetooth companion keyboard, positioning it as Google’s answer to the Microsoft Surface and Apple iPad… Continue reading Pixel C: Is Google ‘Seizing Control’ of Android on PC’s?
Google revealed a lot of things at their 2015 Nexus Event yesterday, including a playful sense of humor when it comes to poking their competition, but the most important thing on display was the thing they never mentioned by name: Sundar Pichai’s Google. As incoming CEO of a company now joining a larger conglomerate known… Continue reading Nexus Event 2015: A New Kind of Google
Ever since Google launched their $1300 Pixel Chromebook, I’ve gone back and forth on whether I think it was just a bad idea, or a really bad idea. Yes, some people will want a Pixel: power Chrome developers, a lot of Google employees, and some organizations that have their workflow and storage in the… Continue reading Why the Chromebook Pixel is a Mistake
Google has recently published a patent application for a slider keyboard design for smartphones, which would be designed to optimize keyboard space and layout, and even allow for the inclusion of a pointing device (mouse or trackpad, etc…). With slider keyboards having become less popular in the touchscreen era, this patent filing seems a… Continue reading Google’s Keyboard Patent & the Chrome OS
Google thinks that the future of operating systems is based around the web browser. I think they’re right, and I think it could also become the dominant operating system, if they play their hand right. In case you’ve never heard of it, Chrome OS is an operating system whose only native software is an enhanced… Continue reading Chrome OS is the Future… and Could Be the Now