Google is breaching barriers of sci-fi concepts with projects like Google Glass and Driverless Cars. Google might be the only company which introduces innovative products very often and all the products turn hit. The company has turned 15 now but it keeps on adding next gen technology and growing big day by day.
Lets see the top 10 innovative ideas and products that Google has unveiled in the past few years or yet to be unveiled in near future.
Google introduced its first wearable technology device "Google Glass" which brings a product that had been seen only to science fiction movies till now. It is an extension of Android smartphones and tablets and can be used to capture photos and videos, make phone calls, check out maps, read emails and text messages and perform various other tasks with just voice commands. It has marked it footprint in the field of fashion also inventing such fashionable glass.
2. Smartwatch :
Like Samsung, Sony and some other companies, Google is also going to offer smart watches. The internet giant recently acquired WIMM which is the pioneer in making smart watches. It is expected to launch next year. The features of the smartwatch are similar to Google Glass. The product reportedly has been shown at three Google meetings – Moutainview, Manchester and Berlin. Google is yet to unveil the product.
Google’s smartwatch will be the next big wonder thing to tech world because it will definitely offer some different feature than the similar wearable technology products by companies like Samsung, Sony, Pebble, Qualcomm etc.
3. Internet Balloons :
An innovative solution to the problem of low web penetration in developing countries has been taken care as Google invented internet balloons that beam down internet. Google sent out balloons that float in the stratosphere at a height of 20 km and relay the internet to houses via a special antenna that captures the necessary signals. It will provide 3G-like speed via these internet balloons, which cover an area of 1,256 sq m each. This eco-friendly solution will be there to solve the problem of poor internet connectivity. Some nations have shown keen interest in Google balloons to implement.
4. Chromebooks :
Chromebooks are basically the laptops run on Google’s Chrome OS and do not support applications made for Windows and Mac operating systems. It has a built-in media player and internet browser. The web browser can be used to access the internet. Addition to this you can use several Google features like editing documents via Google Docs and scheduling other jobs using different google apps.
Compared to other mostly used tablets and laptops, Chromebooks are cheaper. But now, Chromebooks are not available in many countries across the world. Recently, Google launched a $1,399 Chromebook Pixel that has features similar to that of a high-end Macbook. Google sets the starting price at $250.
5. Google Driverless Cars :
Driverless cars will be popular in next era and it introduces new technology which is pioneered by Google. This innovative idea will be applied to the real world. An idea from Google’s X Lab, driverless cars are currently being tested by the company in Nevada, Florida and California in the US. While Google has not announced any plans to commercialize these driverless cars, reports have said that the company may roll out the unmanned Robo-Taxi to ferry people.
6. Moto X’s Voice Recognition :
Google’s Motorola division introduces Moto X smartphone which is made of the X8 mobile chip that helps give an enhanced user experience. The chipset includes a 1.7GHz dual-core CPU, a quad-core Adreno GPU, which are standard features of any smartphone chipset. The best parts of this technology are its natural language processor and contextual awareness processor.
Moto X is a phone that will always listen to you that means if you say Okay Google even if the handset is sleeping, it will wake up and perform the required task. this intelligent device will definitely help users with various ways.
7. Google Fibre :
In 2011, Google launched its Fibre internet service and it provides web speed of 1Gbps. This service was first introduced in Kansas and then Missouri, Texas and Utah in the US. It also offers service which comes with 1TB cloud storage and costs $70. Even the subscription with TV service offers free 1TB data on Google drive, 2TB digital video recording and a free Nexus 7 tablet.
It offers a free internet service too, where users get 5 Mbps speed. It costs $25 charge per annum.
8. Google Street View :
In 2007, Google started Google’s Street View and it has gone viral over the past few years with several innovative features. It offers imagery view of various places around the world right on your desktop, tablet or mobile phones. Now you have the option to view the Street View images in 3D if you have the requisite red/cyan glasses. Nowadays it is supported in Nintendo Wii U Gaming station too.
9. Password Alternatives :
CEO of Google’s Motorola unit, Dennis Woodside announced about flexible electronic circuits which will be embedded into people’s skins like tattoos and will act as passwords. Motorola is working on the application of the Proteus Digital Health pill which is a unique ECG trace that can be used to identify users by external devices. Google will provide support to Fast IDentity Online Alliance (FIDO) and will be offering option to verify users’ identity when they sign into their online accounts.
In future it is expected that it will kill traditional and usual mode of passwords completely.
10. Android :
Last but not the least, no need any introduction to this massively popular and a celebrity like treated operating system "Android". It has taken the world by storm and approximately 80% of smartphones today are powered by Android. very few of us know the fact that Android is not an original product of Google. Google has acquired the company that made the OS and named it Android while Google added its own features to the OS. Initially Android was introduced to be used as an operating system for digital cameras, but Google decided to turn it into a mobile OS and it is before Apple came out with the first iPhone.
Android has grown in popularity because of its easy-to-use interface, open source software and wide range of free apps available over Google Play. Google offers the OS to all the smartphone, tablet manufacturers for free offering them an option to update Android versions on their devices according to Google's recommendations. In this way Google has helped several mobile companies, such as Samsung, Sony, Huawei, ZTE, Micromax to grow in the smartphone market with various features.