This week Colby Brown joins host John Hanlon to talk about his new book, “Google+ for Photographers.” They also discuss the latest news from Google including: Instagram coming to Android, Google Currents, Galaxy Nexus rumors, Find My Face… and much more!
About Colby Brown: Colby is a professional landscape, travel and humanitarian photographer, photo educator and author based out of Denver, Colorado. Currently he is writing a new book called, “Google+ for Photographers.” It will be available in late January.
1 .Instagram coming to Android
The popular iPhone photo app, Instagram, is coming to Android. Instagram has a vibrant community on the iPhone but we’ll have to see if it takes off with Android users.
2. Google Current
Google Currents came out Thursday and hopes to compete with RSS reader apps like Pulse and Flipboard for iOS. Currents launched with several blogs that have been working with Google for months to get their content compatible.
3. Galaxy Nexus/DROID XYBOARD
Verizon seems to be getting all the attention lately. Galaxy Nexus release dates have been buzzed about for over a month. We still don’t have one but reviews of the phone look pretty positive. The Droid XYBOARD is the latest tablet that will be available on Verizon soon.
4. Mapping the Indoors (video)
Google is gathering partners to map the inside of buildings. Many malls and airports have already jumped on board and their building maps can be found in the Google Maps Android app.
5. Google now buying a company a week
Eric Schmidt announced Google is no acquiring at least one company every week. So far in 2011 they have purchased 57 companies and spent $1.4 billion.
6. Find My Face/New Integration
Find My Face is a new facial recognition feature of Google+. When a friend uploads a photo that has your face in it, Google will alert your friend that the face in the photo matches yours. Google is also rolling out new Gmail and contacts integration with other Google+ users.
7. G+ Android App Update
The Google+ Android and iOS apps were updated this week. The ability to +1 photos, +1 comments and upload higher res photos are just a few of the features.