Sundar Pichai, SVP, Android, Chrome & Apps, today announced – at Google I/O developer conference — Android Wear, Android Auto, Android TV and Android One.
Today’s announcement reflects Google’s eagerness to step out of smartphones and reach to more personal devices. Android will be a part of your wearable devices, car, television and low-end smartphones across the globe.
Android Wear has already received response: LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are available to order today on Google Play, and Moto 360 from Motorola will be available in the coming months. AT&T will be of the telecom operators to launch LG G Watch.
Hyundai, Volvo Cars, Honda, etc. will be utilizing Android Auto that was debuted at the 2014 Google I/O annual technology conference in San Francisco. This is the first innovation resulting from OAA, a global alliance launched in January by Google, NVIDIA, Audi and three other automakers to extend the Android platform into cars.
With Android Auto, drivers will be able to seamlessly access their Android device car apps using Audi MMI displays and controls optimized for safe and intuitive operation on the road.
Android Auto will be available in select Hyundai models starting in the 2015 model year.
Honda will introduce select vehicles compatible with Android Auto in 2015. Honda is displaying a functional prototype at Google I/O 2014. Honda and Acura models and trims compatible with Android Auto will be announced in the future.
You can connect your Android phone to a car with Android Auto. You can turn-by-turn navigation from Google Maps, curated playlists and radio stations through Play Music, voice search, and reminders from Google Now.
Android TV brings Android apps and games to your living room. Android is baked directly into your TV-watching experience, through a set-top box or as part of your TV. You can use voice search to find a live TV show, a good flick from Google Play, or a music video on YouTube.
Utilizing Android One, its phone partners will launch an initial range of sub-$100 Android One smartphones starting in India this Fall, with more countries to follow.
Karbonn, Micromax and Spice are some of the Indian smartphone partners to bring sub-$100 Android One phones. Earlier, Mozilla announced budget phones for Indian mobile market.
“We’ve long wondered what potential could be unleashed if people everywhere had access to the latest technology and the world’s information. It’s time to find out,” said Sundar Pichai, SVP, Android, Chrome & Apps, welcoming 6,000 developers.