Google I/O 2014 has begun. Google I/O is Google’s biggest annual event. While Google did not say anything about next Nexus smartphone and tablets, but a number of other important announcements were made.
Google I/O 2014 Day 1 Round-Up :
Android L Developer Preview
This was indeed the most awaited announcement. Google announced the newest Android version which will follow Android KitKat. Google is yet to announce the official name. For now. it has been called Android ‘L’. Google has released a developer preview of the update. This will let developers and device manufacturers to work on it before Google releases the update.
Android Auto will bring Android experience to your car’s entertainment system. With Android Auto, you will be able to listen to music, recieve calls, navigate around using voice commands. Google also announced that Android Auto equipped cars will be avaiable in the market by year’s end.
Google is all set to conquer your living room, this time with Android TV. Android TV can be controlled via smartphones, tablets, Android wearable devices. Better news is that you can also access Play Store on your Android TV. Sony, Sharp are expected to come up with televisions powered by Android TV during the next year.
Google announced LG G Watch, the Samsung Gear Live and Moto 360 smart-watches at the event. Android wearable devices can be easily connected to Android device. You can now view notifications, new messages and other updates on your wearable device.
Google has tied with smartphone manufactures Micromax, Spice and Karbonn to offer $100 Android smartphones. Google showed a Micromax Android One smartphone at the event with a 4.5 inch display, micro SD slot, dual SIM and will cost less than $100. Android One program will help Google target the low-end segment.