The case of Covid that I was sure would trash my Mother’s Day agenda faded remarkably swiftly–I had one test come out negative Saturday morning and another barely positive, followed by two negative tests Sunday morning. That freed me to stick to my original plan of going to the Nationals game with my wife, which the Nats then lost to the Mets 8-2. Eh; as this week has reminded me, things could be worse.
5/10/2023: Google Touts Android Progress Beyond Phones, Teases XR Platform, PCMag
Google PR gave me an advance copy of its Google I/O talking points about how Android is faring in tablets, smartwatches, TVs and cars. This post includes a couple of data points that contradict Google’s narrative.
5/10/2023: Google Unveils Wear OS 4, Featuring Gmail and Calendar Apps, PCMag
My other I/O advance consisted of details about the next version of Google’s Android-based wearables operating system.
5/11/2023: You Can Uninstall Those COVID Exposure Notification Apps Now, PCMag
Writing this felt like putting together an eulogy for the Apple-Google attempt at pandemic defense to which I devoted thousands of words in 2020 and 2021, including a 19-page report for O’Reilly Media that remains (I think) my only post-college work assignment to be budgeted in pages instead of words.