Back at Google I/O in May, Google announced something quite unique: instant apps. Instant apps give developers a way to split their Android apps into pieces so that, when needed, only the important and needed pieces of an app can be served up without downloading and installing the app itself.MORE
As far as rumors go, Andromeda was a pretty good one. Spurred on by the cryptic tweet a few weeks before Google’s big event, it became something of an overnight sensation.
Hell, even my 13 year old nephew had heard about it, and he’s not even a techie.MORE
Last week we reported on what a looks to be a new Chromebox in the works. ‘Fievel’ appears to be a Rockchip device powered by the RK3288 ARM® SoC. This is the same chip that powers products like the ASUS Flip, Chromebit, Haier Chromebook 11 and a plethora of Android TV devices.
But why a 2 year old ARM® device?
That’s the question I kept asking myself. My initial theory is that some OEM has decided to make an army of cheap Chrome OS machines to offer yet another alternative to the education market. While I believe this could still be a very marketable option, I now believe it’s something much bigger.MORE
Reading this post over at WIRED just a few days ago, I’m beginning to feel like all the rumors and excitement about Andromeda were simply missing the real point of Tuesday’s #madebygoogle Event.
Let’s look quickly at the Chromecast, Google Home and Google Assistant to see why Google’s game-changing shift may have very little to do with Android or Chrome OS.MORE
It all started with a tweet. Well, to be fair, this has been whispered and rumored for some time now.
The sudden popularity of Andromeda on the web is a clear sign that people want a singular, focused direction from Google. They want convergence.
We just aren’t convinced it is what many are thinking.MORE