Join The Times' Michelle Maltais and me at 3 p.m. as we chat about all the news Google announced during its 3-1/2-hour keynote address.
Google's announcements ranged from new tools for developers to brand-new services, such as the new
The company also previewed the next version of its Google Maps service, which has been redesigned and beefed up with new tools. The new-look Google Maps, which will roll out later, makes it easier for users to compare different routes when they search for directions. The service also gives them recommendations any time they click on any spot on the map. The recommendations are based on the kinds of things each individual searches for.
The Silicon Valley giant also revamped its search engine with a new feature that will enable users to do searches by simply talking out loud and asking Google in a conversational manner. This feature will work with the Chrome browser on computers that have microphones and will be available "soon," Google said.
On the hardware side, Google said it will begin selling an unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 next month for $650 on
Additionally, Google announced a redesign for