Having used the Samsung 10.1 Android tablet (running Honeycomb) for a number of weeks I can tell you conclusively that it doesn’t compete with the iPad. While the hardware is light and generally well designed, the overall software experience falls well short of the standard the iPad has established. An Unintentional iPad Competitor? Enter Google’s Chromebook: is this Google’s true competitor to the iPad? Chromebook is certainly not positioned as a tablet competitor or alternative. But it may turn out that way for some people in the market for a second (or third) computer. There are a fair number of people who probably would prefer a machine that’s more PC-like than the iPad and still “ultra-portable.” Beyond the MacBook Air, Chromebook is also the most iPad-like of PCs. It doesn’t offer on-device storage or software, there’s no desktop and it relies heavily on a growing library of apps. Like a Tablet with a Keyboard Chromebook is not … [Read more...] about Is Chromebook Google’s True iPad Competitor?
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Google has announced that Chrome OS laptops are now available to consumers through a pilot program for early adopters who prove themselves to be “right” in various ways. A Chrome Web Store has also launched to allow an easier way to run web apps within the Chrome browser itself. NOTE: See First Day Review: The Google Chrome OS Cr-48 Notebook The news all came out during a special press conference and launch event that Google held today in San Francisco. Below you can watch how the information was unveiled, through my live blogging. It’s 10:15 Pacific Time, event starts in about 15 minutes, and folks are crowding in. Up on the wall is a big selection of what might be apps for Chrome OS: Sundar Pichai, VP, Product Management is up and talking now as we begin. Three main areas. First is Chrome, launched two years ago, where are we now? Second is Chrome Web Store, about 6 months announced it would come. Third area, Chrome OS. Year ago, announced the project. Been working … [Read more...] about The Google Chrome OS Notebook Launch Event
Google cofounder Sergey Brin and Google CEO Eric Schmidt spoke today to a small gathering of reporters at Google’s New York office. Below, a live blog of the briefing. Note that I’ve tidied this up a bit since the briefing happened at 11am Eastern time. You’ll still find plenty of typos. I may try to pull out selected portions later when I have more time. I’m juggling being at our SMX East search marketing conference this week, the impromptu briefing plus having to fly of New York and back to California today. Expect More Android Devices Sergey enters the room and sits down. He starts talking, saying he’s not sure where to start. He mentions the Verizon-Google news on Android. “There are a number of devices. They’re coming out as a trickle, but we expect more.” Please note that when I use quotation marks, I think I’ve captured the exact quote or very close to it. Brin Proud Of Google Book Search Says he wanted to mention Google … [Read more...] about Sergey Brin & Eric Schmidt Talking Google With The Press
By Amanda Schroeder / February 20, 2018 Google Analytics Mobile Apps Even though the older Google Analytics mobile SDKs have officially been deprecated by Google and the analytics reports in Firebase have been rebranded to “Google Analytics for Firebase,” there is still a lot of confusion out there as to which analytics tool is the right one for the job. The Google Analytics mobile SDKs are technically still supported, and offer traditional reporting methods you’re more likely to be familiar with – but Google Analytics for Firebase has a lot to offer as well, and is considered to be the future of mobile app tracking. This post aims to help clarify the important differences between the two and provide some suggestions around using each platform. Let’s start out with some big-picture differences between the two, in no particular order. 1. Mobile Dev Platform vs Analytics-Specific Tool The Firebase SDK is actually a mobile development platform, not just a … [Read more...] about Choosing Between Firebase and Google Analytics SDKs for App Tracking
There is no way I can start this digest without blurting out the biggest news of the search world - Google’s long-awaited Mobile-First Index is here! We have been talking about it for months now, and although it seemed like a huge deal, Google seems to want to take things smooth and slow. But, more on that in this week’s Search Marketing Scoop podcast with PPC Machine’s digital marketing consultant, David Miles, and TopRank Marketing’s senior SEO and digital advertising manager, Steve Slater. Listen to our podcast on iOS and Android: Podcast available on iTunes Subscribe on Android You would expect that with this news, everything else would not seem important, but there were some other noteworthy developments, like Google’s new Shopping Program which appears to be Google’s response to the financial world valuing Amazon over the search giant. And, the end of our favorite goo.gl links. So, dive into our digest and make sure the … [Read more...] about Google News Digest: The Mobile-First Index and Mobilegeddon are Here