Google seems to want a future where apps live in the cloud
Even though Android is famous for offering the best app ecosystem in the world, it’s hard to ignore that this isn’t Google’s core business. This company has always based its businesses on cloud-based solutions like Google Sheets for example, as an online way to compete with Microsoft Excel. We also see this with Google’s new Photos app as well, but a new report claims that there is a bigger picture.
Even though the report doesn’t confirm what the name of this project is, it seems that Google is secretly working on a new plan to make apps something users stream to devices, and not something that is available locally. Google acquired a company called Agawi last fall, and this company focused on streaming apps to users from the cloud. The concept rumored is that Google plans to expand the capabilities of its search engine, allowing it to search within Facebook for example, and then providing results that look like the Facebook app that we know. There’s also a related note on the topic that also mentions giving users the ability to test apps before buying them.
Obviously making this leap requires more than just intent. At a time when there’s no such thing as unlimited data, users are faced with a significant hurdle if wanting to take advantage of a product like this one.