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Google I/O in under 7 minutes - Android L, Android Wear, Android Auto, Android TV
- Material Design is the new design standard and will be ubiquitous across platforms.
- Improved notifications.
- Redesigned Recent Apps switcher.
- App indexing in search.
- Personal Unlocking feature knows when you’re there.
- New keyboard!
- ART is the default runtime in Android L and supports 64-bit.
- Overhauled graphics handling.
- New battery stats feature built in along with battery saver mode.
- Voice control nearly everywhere.
- Overlay notifications.
- 25 car brands working with Google and some Android Auto cars should be released this year!
- Apps and games support.
- TV tuner, cable TV, etc supported.
- Game pad support.
- Voice search that searches for titles, celebrities (and stuff that they’ve done), and recommendations based on your likes. You can even search obscure stuff like “movies that won an Oscar in 2002.”
- TVs and set top boxes from LG, Samsung, Razer, and more coming later this year.
- Much higher Android to Chrome OS integration which includes phone calls, text messages, and the ability to run Android apps from the phone to the Chromebook.
- Security and data separation so you can use the same devices as your home and work device.
- Google Drive for Work now offers unlimited storage for $10 per month, per user.
- They finally released Google Slides.
- Vastly improved analytics.
- Improved developer console.
- Improved integration and support.
- Google Fit was announced and it’ll be compatible with phones, tablets, and wearables.
- Google Play Games will get an update that will add gamer profiles, saved games that are view-able inside of the Google Play Games app, and deeper integration with games and Google Play Games.
- New testing tools as Google has acquired Appurify!
What are your thoughts on the whole thing? Are you excited about all the new stuff that’s about to happen? Were there any disappointments? It’s going to be an exciting year in the world of Google and make sure you stay tuned to Android Authority because we’ll be covering all of it!