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The most interesting of Google I / O 2013

23 May 2013 / 16:05:30  GRReporter
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In today's world, the success of a company is measured by many indicators - the popularity of its name, its impact on people’s lives, its financial results, the innovations that drive the development of the area in which the company operates. Google is a name that is familiar to everyone who is aware of modern technologies. Google is synonymous with a search engine; it is the king of Internet advertising, the owner of the most popular mail service Gmail and of the largest service for watching videos on the Internet - YouTube. Google has not failed to provide an alternative to Facebook with its social network Google+, created the mobile operating system Android and the devices that use it compete with Apple’s iPhone. Google has created the Chrome browser which, in just a few years, has attracted so many users that it has become one of the three most popular browsers along with Firefox and Internet Explorer and it is confidently striving for the first place. Surely, there is a lot more to say - Google is constantly launching  new projects, creating new products which seem to have come from the future (last week, we told you about Google GLΛSS and the change in our daily lives that the glasses of the Mountain View company could bring).

After this presentation, we cannot but continue with an event that demonstrates, identifies and outlines the development of each of the areas in which Google offers a product or service of great importance and popularity. The company presented all of its innovative products and services during the annual developer conference Google I / O 2013, which took place from 15 to 17 May.

Google Play Music and the new music service Google - All Access

Google Play Music is a service allowing users to purchase music from the Google Play content e-shop. It also allows users to listen to their music on any device connected to the service. As expected, during the Google I / O conference, the company presented an addition to its music service, which will be an alternative to the popular Spotify and Pandora and is called All Access. Its users will be able to upload in the cloud their own music, and by adding All Access, they will be able to create different radio stations based on their own criteria. So far, All Access can be used in any browser or application for Android, whereas the other platforms will have to wait. The subscription price will be $ 9.99 per month with one free trial month. Those who register by 30 June will pay a subscription fee of $ 7.99. It was noted during the presentation that it would be possible for All Access to use integration with YouTube, but it was not clear when to expect this connectivity. The bad news for us is that again the service is available only in the United States.
Google Play Games

Google I/ O presented an update of Google Play services, which will add exciting new features for the fans of gaming entertainment and developers of such applications. The new services are available as a free SDK (software development kit) and the authors of the software can add them to their projects, as they will work with all versions of Android following 2.2.

The other options allow you to save the progress of the game and continue playing it from the same point on another device. They also include leaderboards that allow you to compare your achievements with those of your friends; the ability to unlock and collect trophies and even multiplayer games with real time selection of rivals but you can compete with friends as well. All these features work with Android, iOS and web but the multiplayer games are supported by Android at present.

Google Play for Education

As a company whose development is directly dependent on highly skilled employees, Google is paying more attention to services related to education. Education is an area in which investment will grow at a fast pace in the coming years. Last but not least, Google wants to intervene in an area that is dominated by Apple. It is known that the late Steve Jobs had a special interest in education and many projects had been launched under his leadership. Google believes that through its cloud infrastructure, the availability of devices that use Android, such as tablets and Chrome Book, it can offer services and software to support the exchange of ideas and collaboration between teachers and students. Innovative hardware products in combination with a special app store which offers software for the purpose of education is a prerequisite for building a better education system that meets the needs of the rapidly growing modern world, according to Google. To support this vision, Google has announced earlier this year that over 2,000 schools in the United States use the Chrome Book notebook in conjunction with its operating system Chrome OS. The time is coming when a single tablet or notebook will replace paper textbooks and all materials, tests and evaluations will be carried out entirely online.
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