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Google for India: 9 announcements by Sundar Pichai

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New Delhi: India-born Sundar Pichai, in his first trip to the country after becoming the Google CEO, discussed several points in his keynote address at the Google for India event held here on Wednesday.

Pichai focused on the current and future project plans in collaboration with India, which included Project Loon, which is starting next year to bring the rural areas under internet coverage. He also spoke about Google’s focus on offline technologies using smartphones.

The following are the key announcements from the Google for India event which shows the company’s plans for India:

  1. Pichai predicted that India will have more android users than the US by 2016.
  1. The new virtual keyboard on Android will support 11 Indian languages.
  1. To rev up its presence in the engineering and business sector in the country, Google will set up a campus in Hyderabad. Bangalore and Hyderabad will soon see campus recruitments to this end.

  1. Over the next three years, Google will be training two million android developers via 30 universities in India, and the National Skill Development Corporation.
  1. In a move towards making the entire nation internet-enabled, Google has promised to provide wi-fi to 100 railway stations over the country by the end of 2016, with help from Indian Railways and RailTel. Mumbai Central station will get wi-fi access by January, next year.
  1. The Asus Chromebit stick PC, a candy bar-like device which can turn any monitor into a computer, will be launched in January 2016 with the Chrome OS, at prices starting from Rs 7,999.

  1. Google introduced Accelerated Mobile Pages— a new feature which will improve page loading speed.
  1. “lighter” version of Search results was introduced, which will load faster and increase traffic for publishers.
  1. Google will bring out the Tap to Translate feature in 2016, which instantly translates a highlighted word without having to change apps to find the translated meaning. A demonstration for the same was also carried out using the camera lens.

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Tech Giant Google Acquires Enterprise Software Firm ‘CloudSimple’

"Google Cloud's amazing innovation prowess, modern infrastructure and clear leadership in areas like smart analytics convinced us that joining this incredible team will accelerate our joint vision," he said

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A man walks past a Google sign outside with a span of the Bay Bridge at rear in San Francisco, May 1, 2019. VOA

To help customers seamlessly migrate to the Cloud, Google has acquired CloudSimple, a leading provider of secure, high performance, dedicated environments to run VMware workloads in the Cloud, for an undisclosed sum.

Santa Clara-based CloudSimple specializes in VMware virtualization software, which helps businesses run corporate networks and business software more efficiently.

“This acquisition builds on our existing partnership with CloudSimple that we announced earlier this year, allowing us to accelerate a fully integrated VMware migration solution with improved support for our customers,” Rich Sanzi, Vice President Engineering at Google, said in a statement on Monday.

Many enterprises are using VMware in their on-premises environments to run a variety of workloads.

Through Google’s existing partnership with CloudSimple, the customers can migrate their VMware workloads from on-premise data centers directly into Google Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple, while also creating new VMware workloads as needed.

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FILE -Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the keynote address of the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., May 7, 2019. VOA

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Google Cloud as they welcome CloudSimple, a VMware Cloud Verified partner,” said Ajay Patel, senior vice president, Cloud Provider Software Unit at VMware.

With VMware on Google Cloud Platform, customers will be able to leverage all of the familiarity of VMware tools and training, and protect their investments, as they execute on their cloud strategies and rapidly bring new services to market and operate them seamlessly and more securely across a hybrid cloud environment.

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CloudSimple co-founder and CEO Guru Pangal said they were very fortunate to have great partnerships with VMware, Google and Microsoft, and learnt in the process “how to dance among the elephants!”

“Google Cloud’s amazing innovation prowess, modern infrastructure and clear leadership in areas like smart analytics convinced us that joining this incredible team will accelerate our joint vision,” he said. (IANS)