This week we are joined by Dave Thackeray from across the pond in the UK. We get to the roots of: Android and iOS becoming the fastest adopted tech in history, Nexus 7 on the front page of Google, Google Politics at the RNC, Google+ birthday reminders popping up and a new Samsung smart camera.
A journalist until newspapers died, Dave Thackeray now helps people understand how tech make things sweeter, simpler, smarter and speedier and is about to launch a new site dedicated to the cause. Meanwhile Dave works with many tech clients as their voiceover artist and sometimes marketer. He Tweets @davethackeray and blogs all too infrequently at davethackeray.com
1. Android and iOS Beat Tech Adoption Record
The adoption rate of Android and iOS devices is now officially the fastest growing in consumer technology history. “Compared to recent technologies, smart device adoption is being adopted 10X faster than that of the 80s PC revolution, 2X faster than that of 90s Internet Boom and 3X faster than that of recent social network adoption.”
2. Nexus 7 Gets Front Page Ad On Google – More
It’s extremely rare that Google advertises one of its products on the front of Google.com. But today they added probably their largest product ad yet featuring a line of text and a large photo of the Nexus 7 tablet.
3. Google Politics At The RNC – Booth – SourceFed hosts Google Show
Google’s politics team is out in full force this week at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. YouTube.com/Politics is your one-stop-shop for all things politics during RNC. The Google Politics booth in Tampa even features an instant-upload G+ photo booth.
4. Dave’s Android Story
5. Google Birthday Reminders
Drew Olanoff at The Next Web reports that Google has launched birthday updates at Google.com. Not available per se within G+, but only on the search page, it’s one more step towards Facebooking the web and one step away from the Google page being all about search, and nothing else.
6. Samsung About To Announce Their Own Smart Camera
We told you last week about Nikon’s new Android-powered camera. This week, Samsung will announce a very similar product. Unlike Nikon’s smart camera, Samsung’s version is rumored to include a cellular data connection but probably won’t work with voice.
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