Can we ever forget the 2007 TiSP, “a self-installed, ad-supported online service that will be offered entirely free to any consumer with a WiFi-capable PC and a toilet connected to a local municipal sewage system.” And do we also remember the Gmail paper? A service that Google claimed would allow the users to request paper copies of the emails, through the postal services?
But in the present year, the giant Internet corp outperformed itself and all of its previous mischiefs by introducing gag products related to its various high speed fiber network, self driving car, YouTube, mapping application and many more. If we get down to count the same, the Google is responsible for over a dozen of April Fool’s pranks, many of which are also accompanied by videos, explaining the utilization of the products or services.
If you are curious as to what the pranks actually were, watch out the videos given below. Let us know with your comments, which one of the following pranks was your favorite.
Highlights of Contents
1. Chrome Multitask Mode
Be twice as productive on the internet with Chrome’s new Multitask Mode. “Welcome to the ambinavigation revolution,” says Google.
2. Google Racing
Google announced on late on March 31 that it’s formed a partnership with NASCAR and will have self-driving race car “entered in competition by the middle of next season.” This one doesn’t seem too out-of-this-world, as Google has been working on self-driving vehicles for some time now.
3. Gmail Tap
Google is now offering Gmail Tap, a replacement for those pesky full QWERTY keyboards on mobile devices. “Gmail tap replaces the default keybaord in the gmail app with on that only has two buttons,” Reed Morse (an actual Google employee?!) who says in the video that Samuel B. Morse, the co-inventor of Morse Code, is his “great grandfather’s, grandfather’s brother.”
4. Google Fiber(bar)
Google announced in March 2011 that it had chosen Kansas City, Kansas, as the location of a new, super high-speed Fiber network that will provide “Internet access more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have today.”
But the Google Fiber of April 1, however, is not that kind of fiber.
5. Jargon-Bot for Google Apps
This little beauty turns all that business jargon at the workplace into coherent no-BS understandable English
6. Google Maps 8-Bit
Google channels the 80s with Google Maps Quest, an 8-Bit version of Google Maps. Fans of Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest who miss the good ‘ol days of NES gameplay will be excited to learn that Google will be offering cartridge versions of Google Maps Quest in the Google Store.