Google’s Project Hera to bridge Android, Chrome and Google Search together
Google could be aiming at reshaping the manner in which users of Web, Chrome and Android use the platforms. With the project codenamed Hera, Google is figuring out ways to stitch user experience of several products together seamlessly.
Google’s rapidly growing products are Android OS for mobile and Chrome OS for web. The updates meant for Android and other services have always meant to provide a better user experience. However, the latest iteration – Android 4.4 KitKat is more special as it extends the capabilities of Android and makes it applicable to a wide range of devices such as connected TVs and others.
KitKat features a Svelte, which acts as a bridge between the Google products that are meant for the entertainment uses. The Project Hera actually extends these efforts taken by Google and unifies the experience obtained by users in handling Chrome, Android and Search on a single device or a line-up of devices owned by a particular user.
The Project Hera does this by employing a special Chromium build that can run on Android and carry out the tasks via web for Google and third party apps as well. On the whole, the Hera runs on Android and provides support to execute the instructions through an Android device. It also extends the multi-tasking feature that is limited in Android currently. With the HTML5 backbone, the Hera can implement the quick actions online sans opening the full app.
With the Hera, users will be able to reply to the messages without having to open the full apps. Also, users can get a quick view of the navigation app and react to the details presented, adjust the calendar and more. This way, it will be easier and quicker for users to execute primary tasks.
On the whole, Google is aiming to integrate the Search and Chrome functionalities above the mobile and desktop user experience in an unseen way.
Google has not officially confirmed the whole, so we can’t give a word on the legitimacy of Project Hera. But with Google I/O taking place this summer, we can expect the search giant reveal some details about the same there.