Google held their annual tech conference, Google I/O, yesterday and used the opportunity to announce some interesting statistics and launch a few features. Google+ has 250 million total accounts and 150 million monthly active users, and apparently more than 50% of Google+ users sign in daily. These are bigger numbers than most people would have expected and negate the ideas of Google+ being a barren, desolate social network.
Google also used the opportunity to highlight their new Google Nexus 7 Tablet, which gets them into the tablet game. The tablet is a 7-inch device with a quad-core CPU that looks like it will be a great competitor to the Kindle Fire. The conference also focused on Google Glasses, which is Google’s most radical product and seems to be more than just a tech demo. The company did a product demo to demonstrate some of the amazing videos and pics that can be taken when you use Google Glasses versus a regular cameraphone. Google also launched the Google Nexus Q, the orb-like device that acts as a Social TV box to let you watch web TV.
As for Google+, there were a few updates.
Google+ is now optimized for tablets. Expect the social network to look better on your Kindle Fire, iPad or obviously, Google Android Tablets. Check out the blog post for more info. Google+ also introduced the History API in an exclusive interview with VentureBeat, which lets users import their history from other social networks into their Google+ feed to create a ‘moments’ timeline, similar to Facebook’s feature.