At Google IO 2013 (Google’s developer conference), Google took us through a couple of new products which they are bringing us in the near future. First of all, they had teamed up with Samsung to release a Galaxy S4 with a version of Google Android Jelly Bean 4.2 with no modifications(that’s stock android to us techies). No TouchWiz, just some pure unadulterated Android goodness.
Up next, Google released a new version of it’s Maps software for web browsers. This video from the Google Maps blog explains what has changed. Of course, they have put these improvements into the app for Android and the iPhone. They are also going to be bringing out a new iPad version of the Google Maps app along with the Android and iPhone versions later in the Summer. I for one am really glad that Google Maps is finally coming to the iPad.
The other thing that was announced was a new layout for your Google+ stream. Of course, they also put out a video to show it off which you can find below.
Google has also made some changes to Hangouts. Not only will you be able to do some video calls with your people but you will also be able to chat with them. Yes, Google has also added messaging. Additionally, they’ve also released a Hangouts app which you can download right now on your iOS or Android device.