Here’s what happening with Google today:
Did you buy someone an internet-connected gadget for Christmas, such as an iPad, Android tablet, eReader, or netbook? Chances are it can take advantage of Google’s eBookstore that offers millions of free and pay-for ebooks. Google announced and opened the eBookstore today which combines the selections from some of the big ebook providers with Google’s own library of digitized books. One nice feature of Google eBookstore is that the ebooks that you add to your collection remain on the web, so you can read them on your smartphone and then switch to your netbook without having to download your book again. Your whole library is available to all your internet-capable devices. It also remembers where you left off, even when switching between devices.
Google’s Chrome OS Netbook
Need a netbook on which to read your ebook? Tomorrow, Google is expected to announce the first Google branded netbook featuring Chrome OS. Unfortunately it is rumored that the netbook will not be available to the public, but it shouldn’t be long for more devices to start coming out, or for the open-sourced operating system to be available for public consumption.
Google announced today that the successor to the famous Nexus One Android phone will be available in the States on Dec. 16th. The Nexus S is a Pure Android device which means that it will be first in line to get updates to the Android OS. It is the first phone to come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and it is the first phone with a NFC (Near Field Communications) chip. Other specs are similar to the popular Galaxy S phones.
So, there you are – some exciting developments from Google.