Google I/O 2013 kicked off today with a 3.5+ hour keynote, which didn’t feature any new version of Android like it usually does, but still featured numerous exciting announcements, from a new Maps experience to a unified messaging experience.
This is a review of the top announcements from today’s keynote.
Do you use Google Chat? Google stores the logs of all your chats in Gmail, allowing you to easily refer to an old conversation.
Gmail has begun testing a new interface for viewing chat history.
Want YouTube videos to automatically play in HD? Don’t like autoplay? Is your subscriptions feed getting too cluttered?
YouTube’s site accepts a limited number of parameters, such as playing a video in 720p HD, but if you want to take it one step further, the Chrome extension YouTweak for YouTube can help.
Interested in purchasing a Chromebook? Not interested in one with an Intel Atom/Celeron or a Samsung Exynos ARM processor? How about one with a full Intel Core i5 processor?
At a press event earlier today, Google announced the latest addition to their Chromebook lineup, the Chromebook Pixel.
Do you open too many tabs? When too many tabs are open, each tab becomes tiny. In fact, tabs eventually become so tiny that the favicon isn’t even visible anymore. It becomes impossible to tell which tab is which.
Fortunately, an extension appropriately named TooManyTabs can help. It is available for both Chrome and Firefox.
YouTube updated their site design last month, with a heavy focus on receiving new content from subscriptions. However, the site is aligned to the left of the screen. Depending on your screen resolution, this could mean a lot of white space, which could be put to better use.
A Chrome extension called Better Tube expands the homepage to fill up your screen width.
Are you using a smartphone? If so, there’s a good chance its running Android. According to the latest statistics, 3 of every 4 smartphones sold run the Android operating system.
This infographic depicts the rise of Android, a small company Google acquired in 2005.