- Pichai said Project Titan will fly lightweight solar-powered airplanes to serve as remote satellites. The company — which acquired Titan in 2014, following rumors that Facebook was pursuing the startup — will use the drones to hover above certain areas and supply connectivity to locations below. It could also serve spots that have been kicked offline due to natural disasters.
- Pichai said Project Titan is at the same stage where Project Loon was two years ago. Similarly, Loon involves sending balloons into the sky to serve as floating cell towers, but it covers greater regions from above (Titan focuses more on specific, narrower areas).
- The company is also working on Project Blank that aims to bring connectivity to rural and urban areas across the world.
Google will soon send solar-powered drones into the sky
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