The Google Twitter:
Over 1,000,000 calls placed from Gmail in just 24 hours! Thanks to everyone using this new feature.
Wow, that is a lot of calls to annoy your friends for 5 seconds.
But seriously, folks. The fact that you can makes calls for free, for now, inside of your browser, and inside of Gmail has the potential to be pretty awesome. When this gets added to Google Apps for businesses, this could be HUGE. Imagine if you're a company that uses Google Apps, and everything you do is in the browser. You use Google Docs, Gmail, and now, you can even make and take calls inside of the browser of the internet.
This could completely change the way you do things as a company. You could use an entire calling system for pennies on the dollar. Google made waves in the enterprise field with Google Apps, and it has the potential of making even bigger onces with Gmail Calling.
Where is that presentation? Was it attached to an email? Or in Google Docs? If you’re not sure, you may end up searching several places with the same query in order to find it. With the new “Apps Search” lab, we just made that all a bit simpler.
Once you enable it from the Gmail Labs tab under Settings, the “Search Mail” button in Gmail will say “Search Mail and Docs” instead, and your search results will include matching documents and sites in addition to email messages.
It’s like Google knows what I’m THINKING. Are you in my brain, the Google? ARE YOU!? It’s OK, I’m fine now. Phew
Google is set to call the next iteration of its mobile OS Android Honeycomb, following on from the tablet-friendly Gingerbread platform. Multiple sources have confirmed to TechRadar that the next version will be called Honeycomb, although details of what this upgrade will bring are still sketchy.
It looks like this would be Android 3.1, not a jump to 4.0. At this point, who cares? Let’s concentrate on the NEXT version of Android, yeesh.
As for the launch date of November 26th, well, that’s all kinds of brilliant. It’s Black Friday 2010 and the busiest shopping day of the year in the U.S. — so what better day to have a shiny new tablet in the cabinet at Verizon kiosks and stores all over the country? You can bet Google’s Chrome OS tablet will be heavily subsidized, and I’d go so far as to say it will be substantially cheaper than the iPad — if not totally free — with a Verizon data contract.
Could be huge. Especially if this hits Target and/or Wal-Mart for Black Friday. People’s eyes will light up if they see an iPad like tablet for next to nothing w/ a small data contract.
This post was written with loving care by Matt Kolowski, who enjoys the Google as well as long walks on the beach.