GMail, GMaps, and Search are still the only three Google apps that I really use every day. Everything else they’ve made is pretty cool, but not really that useful for me. Anything tech needs to be both cool and useful if you want to use it, no? Except for toys, but you don’t need toys the way you need an e-mail client. GMail works well, while I’d say that some of their other apps still need a bit of work. But you couldn’t fault their pace of innovation.
As of late, Google has really been slowing down in their product launches. That’s to be expected. Nobody can keep up the frenetic pace they had a couple of years ago, constantly releasing new apps. The latest is Google Earth’s ability to explore space, which while cool, is not mindblowing.
Well, how about this? More fuel to the rumours that Google is developing their own cell phone. The latest news comes from India. This report, if true, is probably the best evidence we have yet that a GPhone will be released in the next year or so.
It’s safe to presume that Google apps would work better with a GPhone than even, say, an iPhone. Google would be able to customize the phone’s hardware and software to take advantage of every little function in the Google apps, and vice versa. Google would do a great job of integrating the online and mobile world to a point that we can only imagine today. I am very excited by this prospect. Here’s hoping that the rumours turn out to be true.