First of all, wish you all a very pleasant, safe and innovative new year!
Another year passed by, leaving its footprint, served us with lot of cool stuff and gizmos. Below are some of these geeky creations:
- Google launched a brand-new fast, secure and lightweight web browser, Google Chrome, and became third most popular browser by the end of 2009
- Microsoft launched a new search engine called Bing, june this year, replacing windows Live search. Also, Microsoft announced search deal with Yahoo where the two companies will leverage each other’s search engines and advertising capabilities
- A new buzzword in town, twitter, a microblogging website gained huge popularity during 2009 and left everyone twitting more than chatting
- Google launched a new application, Google Wave beta, an online groupware-like application, which combines features like email, instant messaging, real-time document sharing and search in a single application
- Microsoft launched its new operating system, Windows 7, a much improved version than its predecessor Vista
- Facebook reached no. 1 spot in social networking sites with its user base exceeding 300 million and still counting
Quite an year, don’t you say and even more is coming up for 2010!
- Google launched its much hyped debut product in smartphone segment, Nexus, lot of speculations went about it in late 2009. It is power-packed with loads of features like 3.7 inch touchscreen, 5 MP camera, youtube upload capability, bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, voice-recognition among others
- Google is going to launch its much awaited operating system – Google Chrome – mostly targeting netbooks
- Cloud computing has already dominated 2009 and will continue to do so in 2010. Organizations will move towards building “private” clouds, rather than using third-party cloud computing services
- Google wave, is gaining momentum and mostly likely to emerge as another revolutionary product from google, redefining shape of electronic communication
- Google’s chrome browser is likely to be grabbing more of IE and Firefox market share in this year and can reach no. 1 spot in browser segment
- Windows 7 is getting positive reviews and likely to replace vista and XP soon
- The Android mobile operating system is likely to dominate smartphone market with prediction of 3.7 million smartphones running on android
- Smartphones, e-readers, notebooks are likely to be merged in a single device
Seems quite exciting time ahead for geeks like us,isn’t it? What would be your predictions regarding technology in 2010?