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Chrome-Stick

Google should release a bootable USB Drive with ChromeOS!

They can call it the Chrome Stick!

Think about it…

USB Drive pre-loaded with ChromeOS which can run on your old PC or Netbook!

If they’re worried about sales of Chromebooks/boxes, they can just release it for developing countries.

It will really help government schools where computer to student ratio is bad.

We all have old notebooks/desktops at home which will just add trash to our landfills!

Maybe with Google’s help these computers can be made useful for the next user.

How will this benefit Google?

Just imagine a group of kids… Clicking on the Chrome icon everytime they want to browse the internet… All those kids growing up to use Google Search!

I honestly grew up learning to click the IE icon… Google can change that if only they can move ChromeOS fast enough.

A sub-$25.00 USB stick will get them there!

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Android One is Good… But Google needs Android Lite!

Android is getting forked, left right center.

You can see various versions of Android for entry level phones.

This is why I believe Android One was a good move by Google.

Entry level phones running the latest Android version for developing countries.

When Android One was announced, I initially thought it’s a phone for my mom… She still uses basic Nokia phones as she needs battery life and the number pad.

Then I realized, my mom will not like an Android One device because she will need to charge it daily and she will need to (again) learn to use a mobile phone…

She doesn’t need a qwerty keyboard to reply “ok”.

Google (and its Android team) needs is to create a simple/lean version of Android to replace Series 40.

Just think of the Nokia 1 or 2 series, what if it had Wi-Fi, and every time you reach home you can send/receive messages/calls using Hangouts. You also get Chrome and Google Search.

It will be perfect for older folks who do not want to re-learn on how to use a phone.

Dear Google… (a Wishlist for Future Nexus Devices)

To those who aren’t familiar with Nexus Devices

They are Devices (Phone or Tablet) released by Google that runs stock Android…

No TouchWiz, HTC Sense and Motoblur. Actually almost all manufacturers put their own skin on top of Android… But for me, stock Android is perfect…

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There are rumors that Google is planning to launch additional Nexus Devices…

I just hope that they consider to release devices with the following features as the market doesn’t need another slate with limited physical buttons.

Phone for Gamers

Xperia Play was a good idea… I hate playing games on my Phone since the screen is too small. Viewing the game on a 4 inch screen plus having your thumbs block the screen is really not a good idea…

Can you just imagine if a Nexus Version of the Xperia Play can mirror video to your TV using the Nexus Q?

Qwerty Phones

There are very few choices if your looking for a Smartphone with a Qwerty keyboard.

Most people I see use (a company issued) Bold and I think the next option will be the Chacha (if you want something running Android).

Sliders (e.g. the Dream and the Droid) are available and I honestly prefer them BUT I would prefer that the keyboard slides in portrait mode, just like the Torch and the Pre.

I once had a colleague who wanted a Qwerty Phone for SMS/IM and did not want a Bold. She decided to get a Chacha and hated the phone everyday… It would be nice if Google can look into this form factor as the market needs more options.

7 Inch Tablet with Full SD Card – or better yet, a CF Card!

Great for photographers.

I presently use a camera connection kit for my iPad and it’s really annoying bacause you need to copy the photos to your internal memory before you can view them in full screen. Another option I have is using the Eye-Fi but it really affects my camera and tablet’s battery life.

The Thrive had a Full SD Card slot but limited internal memory.

What if, theres a device that can accept a Full SD Card for easy access of files and a MicroSD Card for Apps…

7 Inch Tablet with Full USB Port

The Iconia A500 has one and AC Ryan also released a 7 inch tablet with a USB Port.

Great idea since transferring files from PC to tablet will be easier… it will also allow users to use a cheaper USB keyboard and mouse for productivity.

Portable Media Devices with Camera – its hard to get rid of our point and shoots. They still have better sensors and better zoom compared to a smart phone.

As Nikon Announced the S800c and Samsung is also rumored to release their own Android Camera

This will definitely excite the casual shooter who just loves to upload photos in Social Networking sites. For the more serious photographers… Then the tablet with an SD/CF Card will be a better device for them.

Now of all the devices I mentioned above… Wouldn’t it be great if they can all connect to a Lapdock???

I know its not that easy to create the perfect device but I believe Google with all its hardware partners has what it takes to innovate…

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