Google Now is Google’s new generation mobile tool that integrates a useful panel on your phone, containing everything Google knows about you. Supposed that you are not familiar with what it looks like, Google Now is a standard characteristic of Jelly Bean OS and up, which shows you all individual information you probably need about your daily life. Google Now will learn from you and your search behavior about where you go and what you do every day and make an educated guess for you according to that. The idea is that, Google said “it is to search on your behalf before you even know what you want and to show you relevant information about the world around you that would otherwise take quite a while to find and would usually mean using a number of different apps or searches to find”.
In the long term, as far as I am concerned, Google Now will potentially become the central collection for nearly all things you do on an Android, and probably on a Google browser as well. Never before did Google bring all its knowledge about you and the world around you to anywhere as serious as this time with Now.
All things listed above sound fairly fabulous, but that’s just the very beginning of Google’s vision of what mobile computing will be like in the upcoming future. This vision, named Project Glass, or Google Glass, which is basically Google Now plus augmented reality and wearable computing, has been launched at the beginning of 2012, and it is said that if everything goes well, the first version of Google Glass “Explorer” will find a way to cooperate with third-party developers in early 2013.
In the past year, Google has gradually been revealing its schemes against Project Glass. Succeeded in integrating the augmented reality with a glasses-like display, Google’s smart glasses–”Explorer” version has been expected to begin showing up early this year. On January 15th, Google invite some developers (who have signed up for the special edition before) to have an “early look at Glass” and “two full days of hacking on the upcoming Google Mirror API”. It is said that the invite also includes the first mention of the project’s APIs, which have gone unmentioned to this point.
From this point of view, we will not have to wait for long before the first real product of Google Glass to come out. As Google Now brings together everything Google knows about you, and Google Glass makes the illusion once seen only in the SF movies real, Google is a step advanced to the mobile future. Google Now & Project Glass is the Mobile Future of Google!
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I am Dannia, a video game enthusiast as well as an IT-er. I often play games and sometimes would like to capture gameplay videos with my HD PVR 2 and upload them to YouTube. Of course, before uploading, I need to convert the .pvr files to .avi or .flv format with some video tools. If you are a game lover just like me, you can share gameplay experience with me.