Exclusive: Google launching a ‘Made for Google’ partner program for certified accessories

Google is planning a ‘Made for Google’ certification program for third-party accessories, according to two sources familiar with the initiative. A third source familiar with Google’s upcoming hardware announcements said they had also heard of such a program being prepped for announcement soon.

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Google announces ‘Street View ready’ program for 360 imagery, 20 certified cameras in 2017

Similar to Daydream-ready smartphones for virtual reality, Google is launching a certification program for 360-degree cameras. “Street View ready” will insure that the upcoming 20 devices are easy-to-use and that recorded footage meets a standard.

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