Larry Page sends out a letter outlining Google's goals for 2012
Much of this applies to mobile – Android and iOS users already can elect to install Google’s nascent social platform (if 100 million users can ever be referred to as “nascent”), which brings with it free cloud storage for their photos. Google Chrome for mobile was also cited as an example of integration of mobile and desktop services – in particular the ability of users to walk away from their PC and see all of the tabs on Chrome on their Android phone or tablet (including the ability to use the “back button” to return to a previously viewed webpage).
Of course the Google CEO spent much time recounting the success story of Android – reminding us that their mobile platform now activates more than 850,000 devices a day on more than 300 carriers. Page didn’t tip his hand on any specific products we can expect from their pending Motorola acquisition, stating once more that “We are excited about the opportunities to build great devices capitalizing on the tremendous success and growth of Android and Motorola’s long history of technological innovation.”
We didn’t really expect Larry Page to reveal huge secrets in this format, and instead he chose to emphasize the importance of Android partners to Google, reaffirming that the operating system would remain open.
There’s quite a bit more in the 3,500 word letter, so if you have a hankering to learn more about the direction Google is headed, including self-driving cars, cloud storage, and their emphasis on user privacy and data protection you should check out the source link below. It sounds like Google has quite a bit in store for us in the coming months.
source: Google via 9to5Google
1. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
What no chromebook news?!? Can't say that wasn't surprising... Can't wait to see what The Google does next.
2. Sniggly (Posts: 7290; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Please please PLEASE let them come out with a fully fledged Android laptop. That would make my year.
3. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
That would be freaking awesome. But I think the Transformer is the closest thing, unless they make chromebook that dual boot.