In what might be one of the worst kept industry secrets, the Google keynote in New York was more of a confirmation than anything new.
And for better or for worse, they delivered on everything they promised.
But what came as a surprise was how high-level Google's presence felt. After an otherwise brief debut from Rick Osterloh, SVP Hardware at Google, the bulk of the keynote was nestled in use cases. Every device touched on security, automatic updates, digital assistant, and digital wellbeing. It was more of a large case study on how Google has shifted from a search engine into one of the most useful hardware companies in the market.