Google’s making plenty of impressive things—but are they impressive things that anyone actually wants?
“In the U.S., music, movies, books and Android apps are available in Google Play. In Canada and the U.K., we’ll offer movies, books and Android apps; in Australia, books and apps; and in Japan, movies and apps. Everywhere else, Google Play will be the new home for Android apps.”
Could you have a more divided user experience???
Developers will rush to Android tablets once a lot of people are buying Android tablets. But hardly anyone will buy them if there’s too little compelling software available.
Gmail adds drag and drop attachments
If you haven’t heard or noticed yet, here is a little nugget for you if you’re a GMail user - you can now drag and drop email attachments.
Simply drag a file into your compose window and you will see the prompted drop area, a handy addition to have even though I am still a fan of email apps.
Google Buzz launched yesterday to a huge amount of rumor and online chatter. I have to say I like the idea of having a network integrated within GMail. It is lacking some featured at launch but the idea of easy ‘liking’ and threaded conversations were what made FriendFeed inherently more usable than Twitter (albeit with a smaller niche fanbase). Can Google break this into the mainstream? Past history says unlikely as Google has had more success with buying technology products rather than launching them (minus search and GMail). Time will tell.