With Google wrapping up their October 4th presentation, they had a moment to make a big splash in the tech industry.
It seems apropos that shortly after their 18th birthday Google is ready to redefine itself. If Google+ and the Nexus Q were the blunder year equivalent of screaming "THIS IS THE REAL ME" while touting a loud colored mohawk and far too many chains, then their October 4th event was a graduation party where it laughed at old yearbook pictures.
The skinny on their announcements can be summed up as followed: Google will (mostly) begin manufacturing all their hardware, and they are releasing five new products into the tech world. However, they will still integrate third party companies (Samsung, LG) into their software and cloud development