Google’s on a roll lately, unleashing new products left and right. Here’s one of the more interesting (and somewhat unexpected) products the tech titan has unveiled this week – the Google Jamboard.
The Jamboard is basically a digital whiteboard with Google Cloud connectivity. It’s a 55-inch 4K touchscreen device built with Google’s G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work) in mind. Built in-house and positioned to be a competitor to Microsoft’s Surface Hub, the Jamboard is Google’s take on a collaborative device for enterprise solutions.
Running on a custom version of Android OS, the Jamboard has a built-in browser, Google Maps integration, Google Cast capabilities, along with support for third-party applications. WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity are, of course, present in the tablet interface. The usual USB, HDMI, and Ethernet ports have been jacked into the Jamboard, as well as USB Type-C support. A built-in 2K camera does teleconferencing duties at 60 frames per second.
Aimed for a 2017 launch, the Google Jamboard will set prospective enterprise buyers around $6000 (~Php 300K) for one.