A year ago we published 25 predictions for 2012, which were more or less serious. Today – one year later – we want to evaluate how right we were located. The system for the reviews we maintain: If a claim to have been met in full, there is a point, in part, from 0.5 or 0.75 points and not fulfilled, results in 0 points. The same system is also implemented in the last year.
1- Google strengthened considerably by integrating Google+
1 – Google+ has been incorporated, for example, Gmail, Google and YouTube channel, but were also the other way around services in Google+, as Google Drive
2-Features of Google Wave can be found again in Google+
0 – After long deliberation, nothing has occurred to me of Google Wave, which is now found in Google+
3-Appears Android 5
0 – Unfortunately not.
4-The number of Googlers approaching the 40,000-mark
0.5 Including the people of Motorola, there are 53,546, but with only 36,118 Googlers, still half a point.
5-Chrome and Firefox to consolidate distance remains world number 1 (IE is not a browser)
1 – Chrome is now the No. 1 among the browsers and have outdated in most statistics also IE.Firefox is the distance to some statistics already 11 percentage points.
6-Google combines memory and increases it (GDrive)
1 – GDrive actually went online and the memory of Google Drive and Picasa Web was summarized.
7-YouTube users upload videos 4 days per minute
0.75 – The latest figures, Google has released in May. Since there were 72 hours in January 2012, it was the 60th I think it is quite likely that the 5 days have already been achieved.
8-Android fragmentation verringt be minimal.
1 – Unfortunately, the right place. Here are the charts of the distribution of the January and December 2012:
9-The next Nexus phone is not from Samsung
1 – Correct. The Nexus 4 was from LG.
10-The first official Nexus Tab appears
1 – Japp, even two: Nexus 7 from Asus, Samsung Nexus 10
11-Samsung TVs come with built-in GoogleTV (as competition with Apple)
1 – Samsung unveiled at the IFA, a Smart TV with Google TV
12-Android Marketplace only supports credit card payment method more
1 – In the U.S., there are the credit cards already official.
13-Picasa Web Albums, Google Toolbar and Google Scholar can be set
All services there – 0.
14-Google Earth is retreaded – or set (running in the browser anyway)
1 – with Google Earth 6.2 (new look for recordings) and Earth gave 7 (new look for 3D) are two major updates
15-Android has the end of 2012 with a market share of 75% (currently 52.5%)
0.75 – Gartner reported in November by 72%
16-Google is entering the gaming market.
1 – With Ingress Google has created its own game.
17-Youtube and Gema not agree
1 – Unfortunately, there was no agreement.
18-Chrome version reached number 25
1 – The Chromium builds, even the 26, Chrome Dev Channel is at 25, at 24 Chrome Beta and Stable release at 23
19-Additional features from Gmail Labs are a standard feature
1 – In May, three features of Gmail Labs features standard .
20-Chrome apps run on Android, Android apps in Chrome
0 – is still not possible.
21-Street View in Germany gets updates yet again (because of competition from Microsoft and / or a clear legal
0 – Did not update, but also I had expected nothing else.
22-YouTube videos from playing only in HTML5 video tag will flash fallback
0 – Since the beginning of 2011, some users get a trial basis from time to time the HTML5 player, but he is not yet standard.
23-Google Music launches in Europe (including Germany)
1 – hit.
24-Google Voice Launches in Europe
0 – set of x, that was nothing.
25-There are 300 Doodles (was not achieved 2011)
0 to 300 in 2012 have not been met. If I have lost count, there were 2012 worldwide 293 doodles.