Google I/O Takeaway: Chrome and Android Will Share Services

New uses of Google's Chrome and Apps were presented at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco on May 15, 2013 Photograph by Jeff Chiu/AP Photo

So much for my hardware predictions of what to expect at Google I/O. Instead of an updated Nexus 7 tablet or a new Chromebook model, Google spent three hours during Wednesday’s keynote to discuss services and feature upgrades for both Chrome and Android. I do think that in the coming months we’ll see improved Google devices, but that’s not what this year’s I/O event is all about. And even though I’m a gadget guy, I can appreciate the message Google is sending this week.

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