Sundar Pichai becomes CEO of Alphabet

Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin have announced that they are stepping down, with Sundar Pichai now becoming the CEO of Alphabet and Google.

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Google got a new logo

Google has unveiled a new and updated logo after 17 years of using a serif font for their logo. The company choose to go with a san-serif font this time so then it is more inline with their parent company, Alphabet.

Google’s logo has evolved over the years since the company first launched in 1998 but the iconic blue, red, yellow and green has not.

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Old Google logo to the new “evolved” logo

In addition to the logo change (or some call it a wordmark), Google is changing the tiny “g” (aka the favicon) that you would see in your browser tab or as the icon for the Google app. It is being replaced by a uppercase “G” that has all four of Google’s colours intact.

Google's logo over the years.
Google’s logo over the years.

From Google:

Once upon a time, Google was one destination that you reached from one device: a desktop PC. These days, people interact with Google products across many different platforms, apps and devices—sometimes all in a single day. You expect Google to help you whenever and wherever you need it, whether it’s on your mobile phone, TV, watch, the dashboard in your car, and yes, even a desktop!

Today we’re introducing a new logo and identity family that reflects this reality and shows you when the Google magic is working for you, even on the tiniest screens. As you’ll see, we’ve taken the Google logo and branding, which were originally built for a single desktop browser page, and updated them for a world of seamless computing across an endless number of devices and different kinds of inputs (such as tap, type and talk).

It doesn’t simply tell you that you’re using Google, but also shows you how Google is working for you. For example, new elements like a colorful Google mic help you identify and interact with Google whether you’re talking, tapping or typing. Meanwhile, we’re bidding adieu to the little blue “g” icon and replacing it with a four-color “G” that matches the logo.

You’ll soon see Google’s new logo and designs come to all of Google’s products very soon. The new logo should make it easier for those who visit Google’s homepage or products via a smartphone or tablet instead of a computer.

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Google’s products with the new logo intact

Google’s new logo is a welcomed change and makes it easier that this is the start of Sundar Pichai’s Google.

Source: Google, Google Logo (Wikipedia)

 

Sundar Pichai becomes the new CEO of Google

Android and Chrome’s head-honcho just got a huge promotion, as the new CEO of Google.

While Google co-founder and former CEO, Larry Page said, that he and his fellow Google co-founder, Sergey Brin have started a new company called, Alphabet. This company will be the parent company for Google and all other Googley companies.

Page said what Alphabet would be in charge of:

What is Alphabet? Alphabet is mostly a collection of companies. The largest of which, of course, is Google. This newer Google is a bit slimmed down, with the companies that are pretty far afield of our main internet products contained in Alphabet instead. What do we mean by far afield? Good examples are our health efforts: Life Sciences (that works on the glucose-sensing contact lens), and Calico (focused on longevity). Fundamentally, we believe this allows us more management scale, as we can run things independently that aren’t very related.

This would include divisions like, the Google X Labs (who brought us Google Glass, Google’s self-driving car technologies, Project Loon and many more), Google Ventures and Google Life Sciences. Each of these divisions will now be their own company with their own CEO.

As for the Google that Sundar Pichai is going to be controlling, he will be still in charge of Android along with Google search, ads, maps, YouTube and Google Play.

In addition, Alphabet Inc. will replace Google Inc. as the “publicly-traded entity and all the shares of Google will automatically convert into the same number of shares of Alphabet, with the same rights” said Page.

You can also find Alphabet’s website at abc.xyz

Source: Google

 

Google announces the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player and Android 5.0 Lollipop

Google took the wraps of three new Nexus devices. Those devices include: the Motorola Nexus 6, the HTC Nexus 9 and the Asus Nexus Player.

Nexus 6

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The Nexus 6 is made by Google and Motorola. The phone has a 6-inch (5.96″ to be exact) Quad HD  AMOLED display (with a resolution of 1440×2560 at 493 ppi). It also includes a 13 megapixel camera on the back which has OIS (optical image stabilization) and can record 4K video at 30fps and a 2 megapixel front facing camera. The front of the device also features dual front-facing stereo speakers.

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