Continuing to influence our lives on a daily basis, Android went from strength to strength with new Nexus smartphone and tablet offerings as Google Play became a more polished storefront and Google Glass continues to paint a vision of the future.
Android continues to be at the heart of Google’s greatest successes with the Nexus 10 tablet and LG Nexus 4 smartphone amongst the the most notable hardware announcements with Android 4.1 Jelly bean and 4.2 Key Lime Pie offering a slick alternative to iOS and Windows Phone 8.
Google has also got its content house in order adding more content to a Google Play store that has been given a much needed makeover and has beaten Apple to the streaming punch introducing a Spotify-rivalling streaming music service.
When the Apple Maps disaster hit, Google stepped in to bring its mapping application back to the App Store much to the relief to many iPhone users. It continues to persevere with its affordable cloud based Chromebooks and last but by no means least, there is Google Glass. The wearable tech is one of the hottest tech stories of the year could change the way we access information in a very big way.