Google officially announced Keep yesterday through a blog post. Keep is Google’s note-taking app that was briefly revealed earlier this week. The Android app lets you store text, links, audio notes, images, and check lists and have it synchronized with Google Drive. You can make entries on the web or on the app. Google plans to roll out this ability directly on Drive as well. No official word yet on whether this will be available for iOS although just about all of Google’s mobile apps can be found on the App Store
Interestingly, Google had previously released a similar tool called Google Notebook for desktop browsers but it was shut down in July 2012.
Google just updated its distribution of Android OS and it reveals that a month into 2013, the majority of active Android devices out there are still running 2.x. Adding 1.x versions push it to 56% of devices not running the latest release. On the previous report, recorded over the last two weeks of December 2012, the 2.x variants still reached more than 60% of devices. It’s encouraging to see that the 4.x variants have finally grabbed more than 40% of active devices.