Cloud Computing: 10 New Google Products We Want to See in 2011
With the end of 2010 drawing near, it's time to start looking ahead to what Google could have in store for 2011. The search engine (can we even call Google just a search engine anymore?) moved wholly into mobile with Android taking off on smartphones from Samsung, Motorola, HTC and LG to challenge Apple's iPhone. Google also launched a social conversation service called Buzz that showed a bit of how the company thinks about social networking. But we want to see more, which is supposed to come in the form of Google + 1. So where should Google focus its efforts in 2011? It's clear the company should focus on three technology sectors in 2011: mobile, search and social. Google faces increased competition from Apple, Microsoft, RIM and others in the mobile computing market. Getting Android on more tablets will be important to counter the rise of the iPad. Google also needs to keep boosting its purview over search and other property traffic from Facebook, which is sucking up more users' time as the network speeds toward 600 million users worldwide. For some context of where Google could go next, here's our 2010 best and worst Google product and feature wrap in case you didn't see it.