Google I/O: Continuous Android in all is Google’s goal

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is expanding a Android handling complement to a far-reaching operation of connected products and seeking to make a knowledge matching and continual opposite wearable devices, cars and homes, a association stressed in a kickoff to a annual developers discussion Wednesday.

Executives with a Mountain View Internet hulk took turns display off a subsequent chronicle of Android, a company’s mobile handling system, along with smartwatches, in-car party systems and televisions during a keynote address. The vital summary to consumers was that Android would benefaction a singular sourroundings by mixed screens: Notifications privileged on a smartwatch would be privileged from a smartphone, for instance.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 25: Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President, Android, Chrome  Apps speaks on theatre during a Google I/O Developers Conference at

“We wish to emanate a seamless knowledge opposite all these devices,” Sundar Pichai, Google’s comparison clamp boss in assign of Android and Chrome, pronounced in Wednesday’s presentation.

Consistent interactions with a operation of connected inclination has turn a vital concentration of consumer-facing tech companies, with Apple focusing on a concept, that it dubbed “Continuity,” in a possess developers discussion keynote progressing this month. As inclination distant over personal computers and smartphones bond to a Internet, Silicon Valley tech companies are perplexing to control all aspects of a connected ecosystem and revoke pain points for consumers.

Google’s event in a space is massive: Pichai pronounced Wednesday that Android recently surpassed 1 billion active users for a initial time. To try to take advantage, a association offers Android Wear for smartwatches and other wearable gear, Android Auto for a car, and Android TV for a vital room, along with new Chromebook functionality.


Google showed off 3 smartwatches from third-party manufacturers LG, Samsung and Motorola during a keynote address, in that each presenter was wearing a smartwatch. Executives stressed a communication between watches and smartphones, with users means to bypass a close shade on their phone while wearing a watch and apps for a phone automatically porting to a watch. The watches all embody a Google Now voice-activation system, permitting users to set adult a sign or start song personification on a smartphone by verbally revelation a watch to accomplish that task.


Much like Apple’s entrance into a vehicle party complement with CarPlay, Google has worked with vehicle manufacturers to have Android facilities useful while pushing placed in in-dash stereos and screens by vehicle manufacturers. Google Maps and third-party song and audio apps — including podcast apps and services such as MLB’s audio subscription — will be included, and 25 vehicle brands will boat Android automobile in a near-future, with a initial cars featuring a complement being sole before a finish of a year.


After Google’s try during installing program into televisions before purchase, Google TV, unsuccessful to locate on and a set-top box-like device dubbed a Nexus Q and introduced during I/O dual years ago never done it into stores, Google introduced a Chromecast, a streaming dongle for televisions that Google pronounced Wednesday outsells all other streaming inclination total in many sell outlets. With Android TV, Google is mixing all those efforts, putting Android TV into televisions as good as set-top and streaming boxes. while stability to enhance a capabilities of Chromecast.

With Android TV, Google hunt will concede for easy hunt of streaming-video options formed on a user’s subscriptions, and also concede Android video games to be played, all by regulating a smartphone, inscription or apart hardware as a remote control. The Chromecast will accept additional functionality, including a ability to entirely counterpart a device shade on a radio set.


Google’s stripped-down laptops, that Pichai remarkable take adult all a tip 10 spots for Amazon’s top rated laptops, will accept some-more of an Android feel. Similar to Apple’s “Continuity” offering, Chromebooks will correlate with smartphones to safeguard notifications seem on a user’s Chromebook and concede for write calls and content messages to be answered on a laptop. As well, Android apps will be accessible on a Chromebook, identical to a communication between smartphones and smartwatches.


– Google Fit: Like Apple’s WWDC proclamation of HealthKit, Google Fit is an API that allows developers to build apps focused on a “quantified self” movement, with a concentration on wearable inclination that embody sensors to detect pulse, physique heat and other quantifiable corporeal functions.

– Native Office editing: Google Docs will concede users to revise Microsoft Office papers but converting them into opposite record formats.

– Android One: A new chronicle of Android built with a reduction abundant users in countries such as India in mind, Android One will be a Google-controlled handling complement — creation updates easier — that will be used on smartphones that cost reduction than $100 and have options renouned in other countries.

– Android L: The refurbish from KitKat, a latest chronicle of Android, will have a three-dimensional demeanour and new animations.

– Appurify: Google annoucned that it has acquired a San Francisco company, that allows mobile developers to exam their products; Google corroborated Appurify with try funding.

Staff writers Brandon Bailey and Troy Wolverton contributed to this report. Contact Jeremy C. Owens during 408-920-5876; follow him during

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