By Paul Simpson The search giant wants to build a new generation of phones that will allow it to operate underwater, but a few years down the line it could see its devices as a part of a water-resistant “eco-friendly” industry.
The company has launched the Waterproof Google+ app, which is available for Android phones and tablets.
The app allows users to set up their own devices to “tune into water’s environment” to find out what the water level is in their home, according to Google’s “Waterproof Watermarking” website.
Google said it would use the app to ensure the water was safe for its users.
“The app will show you how much water is in your home, as well as how much time your home is submerged,” the app’s description reads.
“Watermarking is a great way to get started on your water-safe home, while showing you how easy it is to start a conversation about water conservation.”
Watermarkers are water-tight plastic tags that are placed on the front of phones to warn users of where water is, and are used to mark a location where water has been.
But water-sensitive apps are increasingly being used in places such as hotels and airports to show the level of water around them.
“With our latest app, we are also adding watermarking to our app for our users to share their location and share with friends and colleagues,” Google said in a blog post.
“This means that you’ll be able to tell your friends and family what the current water level in their area is and how many feet of water is currently in your house.”
It also means that the app can help you determine the best way to protect your home by showing you the water levels of your home.
“We hope this is the first step towards a world where everyone is more water-aware and safe, while staying safe and protected from water hazards in the water.”
A water-scorched phone is seen at a hotel in Shanghai in January 2016.
Photo: BloombergGoogle has said it will provide users with information on how to take part in water-resilient projects, such as installing water-stripping equipment or sealing windows and doors.
“Apps can help people find the best ways to protect their homes and help businesses find ways to do the same,” Google’s product marketing manager, Jens Hohmann, said in the blog post, which was published on Tuesday.
“Whether it’s a door lock or water-proof window, an app can make a huge difference for your home.”
Water-scrubbing equipment is seen during a press conference in Shanghai, China, in this June 29, 2016 file photo.
Photo in a file photo shows a device in use in an industrial area of Shanghai.
Google is the world’s biggest Android smartphone vendor, with over 100 million devices in use worldwide, according the latest figures from market research firm Gartner.
Google, which has been heavily criticised for its Android software, said it was introducing a range of new products aimed at making its products water-repellent.
“Google is bringing its water-safety products to market with new products that are designed to reduce water contamination and help protect against the spread of waterborne pathogens, including: water-retaining products that protect from water, rain, and water damage, such for shower curtains, water-based sealants, and filters, and a water repellent and waterproofing coating for windows and walls,” a statement on Google’s Google+ page said.
“These products will help you stay safe and prevent waterborne illnesses and help your business remain water-efficient.”
Read more:How to make sure you don’t get your water turned off by your water companyIn the app, users can set up devices to be “tuned into water levels”, or the water pressure that they are at in their homes.
“If your device is underwater, you can tap into the water’s pressure and know how much more water there is in the pool, as it will be lower in the atmosphere than the water inside your house,” the Google+ description reads, adding that users will be able “tweak” the devices to adjust their level of protection.
The app also provides information on where to find water-level information, such the location of a house, a river, a lake or a body of water.
Users can also use the Watermarks feature to share information about water levels, and also “mark” a location as being water-affected.
“To share information like this, you need to be able see the watermarks,” the description reads.
“If your phone is submerged, you’ll need to tap into its watermark to know where it is.”
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