Welcome to “This Month Made For The Internet”. A series in which we will update you on some of the happenings on the internet regarding design, web development and digital marketing.
In this first edition our main focus is the Google I/O ´21 Keynote. It explores some of the innovation Google has in store for web design and development, and we anticipate will be one of the major players in the upcoming year.
Google Meet will be introduced directly into docs in late 2021, making team work within documents from a distance more collaborative.
Safer With Google
The auto-delete feature which was introduced in 2019, is now the default for all Google accounts. And now automatically deletes activity data for over 2 billion user accounts.
New password alerts notify users of compromised passwords, and its assistant will easily help users change their password.
Design + Android
A new UI was released for the 3 billion Android users. Giving more customization to its users, and adding a more personalized feel.
Camera adjustments are now better at recognizing skin tone, and adjusting contrast and colors to, for example, reduce the stray light and desaturation of darker skin.
Innovation to Material Design comes in the form of “Material You”. Now allowing you to create settings which you can apply to all your apps, including color, contrast and font size, to name just a few examples.
We’re especially excited about the improvements to indicators, such as the slight shimmer when a phone is charging.
With project starline, it looks like Google gets us one step closer together. With 3d cameras it can make a distant conversation feel almost like sitting in the same room.
Maps will now attempt to show routes that are better for the environment, attempt in some cases to skip traffic jams and other ways to make small contributions to reduce emissions.
Androids latest update also attempts to give a faster performance, longer battery life and a thriving developer comunity.
And much more
Additionally Google continues to work on its quantum computing, has shared more information about its natural language AI “LaMDA” and they’re attempting to use AI to improve breast cancer detection. But don’t take my word for it, watch the Google I/O Keynote ’21 and imagine ways this can benefit your business.