Google launched its $35 Chromecast device today that allows users to stream their Chrome tabs and videos to their TVs from virtually every popular platform. In addition, Google is also launching the Google Cast SDK for developers on iOS, Android and Chrome, which will allow them to enable their apps to stream right to their users TVs.
Google announced that it is bringing textbooks to the Google Play store for students to purchase and rent for their Android devices and for reading on the web. The company has partnered with five major textbook publishers and says it will offer a comprehensive selection. The books are expected to rent and sell for an 80 percent discount compared to regular retail prices and will launch in August.
Though it is the iPad that gets all the attention, Google?s Sundar Pichai said that Android is now running on half of the tablets being sold, with over 70 million Android tablets having been activated.