Google kept itself busy over the past seven days by completing the installation of a 60Tbps undersea cable, revealing the official name of Android N, and introducing a new way to teach coding.
The company was also reported to be looking at building its own smartphones rather than using hardware partners.
Google completes 60Tbps undersea cable from US to Japan
Google finished the installation of the world's highest capacity fibre internet cable between the US and Japan in a project that took two years to complete.
The cable was announced in August 2014 and offers bandwidth of up to 60Tbps.
Google may build its own Android smartphone in an effort to take the fight to Apple's iPhone at the top end of the smartphone market.
This marks a major shift from Google's standard strategy of partnering with handset makers such as LG, Huawei and HTC to develop Nexus devices that showcase the Android platform.
Google confirms Android Nougat name
Google finally settled on an official name for Android 7.0, dubbing the mobile operating system Nougat.
Most users have been able to test drive the latest version of Android for a few weeks after Google launched a public beta testing programme at this year's I/O conference.
Google to face new EU antitrust probe over advertising business
Google is facing a third antitrust battle in Europe after the firm's advertising service came under the critical eye of the European Commission.
Google's AdWords and AdSense services are under scrutiny, according to 'sources close to the matter', who reportedly told Agence France-Presse that the EC could launch a full-on probe into Google's advertising business as early as August.
Google revealed Project Bloks, a way to teach coding through the use of physical objects, rather than code lines.
"Kids naturally play and learn by using their hands, building stuff and doing things together. Making code physical, known as tangible programming, offers a unique way to combine the way children innately play and learn with computational thinking,” explained Steve Vranakis and Jayme Goldstein, executive creative director and project lead at Google Creative Lab.
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