Andy Rubin, the leading guy of Android, is stepping down from his position.
On most websites, you can log in using either Twitter or Facebook. Soon, Google+ will be added to that list, with a number of sharing features to separate it from the competition.
Last night, Google revealed the Chromebook Pixel, the laptop which was leaked in a video a couple of weeks ago, but was written off as a fake.
I might just be the biggest fan of Google’s advertising campaigns, but I’m always keen to see how others would market their products.
This project I just came across was created by Junichi Tsuneoka who was hired to ‘design a series of posters capturing the many different Google services but with a common aesthetic’. I’d say he does that very well, it’s just a shame we he only created four of them!
The first trailer for ‘The Internship’ has been released, revealing some of the storyline in the upcoming film. The film sees two failed business men, played by Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, begin an internship at Google.
In the past, I’ve covered Facebook and Twitter concepts, but never Google. I’m already a huge fan of just about every Google product, as I’m an avid Chromebook and Android user, however I’m always interested to see how people thing Google could edit their design.
This concept, created by Burak Turfanda, imagines a completely new Google experience.
He begins by editing the Chrome browser, which at the moment has arguably the best design of any web browser. He’s edited it to that it has a very flat look, which fits in with what Google have been doing with Google Play recently and Google Plus recently.
It’s hard to tell from the images, but it would appear that there is a right sidebar at all times on the browser, which is where the user can sign into their Google profile. Then, when visiting other sites, it looks as if the links in the sidebar change, according to what site is being looked at. All the websites in the images are Google services, but the idea of the sidebar changing for all the most popular websites, like Facebook and Twitter, is an extremely interesting idea.
He has also edited a significant amount of Google’s web services, including Gmail, which has a slightly altered colour scheme to the one which is live at the moment, and it looks very similar to the browser. He has also redesigned the Google Ventures website.
Possibly my favourite part of the concept, is the redesign of the Chrome Web Store, where Chrome users can download apps and extensions. Again, the current design by Google isn’t exactly shabby, however this version looks simply incredible. All the images of each app has been merged together, creating a seamless tiled interface. The page is full, from edge to edge, with images of each app, with the Chrome sidebar navigating the categories.
Here’s a neat little feature which could be making an appearance on Android in the near future. A widget version of Google Now, which displays a round-up of your cards, has been spotted on Google’s support pages, which has since been removed.
Personally, I really like the current method of accessing the entire app from the lockscreen, but it wouldn’t hurt to have a widget summarising the day.
It’s hard to know when we can expect to see this widget released, but now that it’s been leaked I doubt Google will keep it in the dark for much longer.
Source: Android Central
Nine times out of ten, the announcement of a film starting Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson will fail to excite me at all. However, in ‘The Internship’, their characters get jobs at a ‘successful internet company’, and Google’s headquarters was used for some of the filming.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Google really know how to create heart-warming adverts. This one, advertising the Nexus 4 and Google Now, is the latest to be released, and it really delivers on promoting the Google Now service.
Almost all of Google’s Android applications are beautifully designed, with the exception of Google Music. While some people may like the blue theme, I feel it’s too different from the rest of Google’s style to feel like a part of Android.