We finally have software companies making software for cars instead of car manufacturers. Just by ceding control of car entertainment software to the engineers at Google, Android Auto could have a major positive impact on the car industry. Read on!
In less than 12 months, we could see Android One smartphones with HD screens and quad-core internals, maybe even LTE, for under $100. That means that even folks earning less than $200 a month would be able to enjoy features that even sophisticated consumers in mature markets consider attractive. If this is not the very realization of democratization in mobile technology, then I don’t know what is.
This week in your world of Android: Google I/O brought us Android Wear, Android Auto, Android TV, and a preview of Android L release, Android One was announced as a way to bring more smartphones to developing countries, Chrome OS and the Chromecast got some big new features, we learned that Nexus is here to stay, and we heard a couple of juicy Note 4 rumors.
These are the essential stories, the summary of an entire week in just a few words. It’s Android Weekly.
We already gave you an unboxing and setup tutorial, but we have played around with the LG G watch for a bit and are ready to give you our first impressions.
Google IO 2014 will stand as a historic event in tech. In the midst of it all stands Sundar Pichai, an iconic Google personality. What does he have to say?
“You’re going to get a glimpse of a small band of pirates trying to do epic shit.” This is how Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group boss Regina Dugan began her presentation yesterday at Google I/O.
Dave Burke, head of engineering at Android and the Nexus program, says that, just because Google is launching Android Silver, it doesn’t mean that Nexus is going away.
Will Android Auto have a place in your dashboard? We had to give it a try while at Google IO, and we have to say the new platform is looking great.
Android TV may have conquered our hearts, but will they take over the smart TV market? We have yet to see, but so far it is looking good!
During an ATAP session, Google gave us a closer look at actual Project Ara hardware. The device was even turned on, though it failed to fully boot.