The past seven days for Google saw the company reveal the name of Android 6.0 as Marshmallow, unveil a wireless router designed to combat poor WiFi, and showcase a 6ft-tall robot called Atlas going for a wander in the woods.
However, the search firm had to admit that its Project Ara modular smartphone will be delayed until 2016, and announced that data was lost on its Google Compute Engine servers when a European data centre was struck by lightning.
Google delays Project Ara modular smartphone launch until 2016
Google has postponed the launch of its first ‘modular smartphone' until 2016 citing ongoing development work that is taking longer than predicted.
Project Ara, part of Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group, said in a series of posts on Twitter that it will now look to launch in the US, having originally intended to go live in Puerto Rico this year.
Android 6.0 named Marshmallow as Google releases SDK to developers
Google revealed that the Android 6.0 mobile operating system will be officially called Marshmallow.
Android product manager Jamal Eason confirmed the name, which follows the sugary theme of previous Android version names, and announced the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow SDK tools for app developers.
Google reveals 6ft-tall running robot called Atlas
Google showed footage of a 6ft-tall robot called Atlas being tested in some woods to demonstrate how it can navigate difficult terrain.
Atlas was created by Google-owned Boston Dynamics, and the footage of the robot strolling over difficult surfaces in a lab and then being taken for a stroll outside was shown at a conference in Massachusetts.
Google pushes into IoT and connected homes with OnHub WiFi router
Google revealed a wireless router aimed at solving poor connections in homes and marking Google's commitment to the Internet of Things.
The OnHub cylindrical router was developed in partnership with network hardware firm TP-Link, and boasts an antenna design and smart software that automatically adjusts the router to avoid interference and deliver the best network performance.
Google cloud storage disrupted in Europe after lightning strikes data centre
The company explained that the data loss happened when the power grid supporting the data centre was struck four times by lightning, causing a power outage on some of the Google Compute Engine servers.
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