Google’s Annual developer conference has yet again delivered a bevy of development excitement and supercharged the Google Android community with new tools to take the platform to a even wider reaching audience.
Sundar Pichai, Google’s Senior Vice President of Android, Chrome and Google Apps took to the stage on June 25th and made a series of major announcements for Google and of course their acclaimed Android platform.
Here are a collection of the top 5 Announcements from Google I/O 2014 which are sure to make an impact on the way we interact with the platform.
1) Android L Developer
Although Google hasn’t yet given us a name for the new development platform (Could L mean Lollypop), its shaping up to be a stunning update to Android with a huge focus on design and usability.
Watch this short video to see the new interactions and navigation’s L Developer offers users.
2) Android Auto
Android Auto offers a simple and intuitive interface, integrated steering wheel controls, and powerful new voice commands. Google’s designed Android Auto to minimize distraction and allow divers to stay focussed on the road ahead.
3) Android TV
Android for my TV? Yep, sure is. Android will be offered now on the small screen right in your living room delivering a mammoth amount of entertainment from popular TV Shows and movies, right through to the latest games. Google Voice, also adds a nice layer of usability and lets you and the family easily navigate through your favourite content. Just say the word, and it on.
4) Android Wear
Android Wear offers beautiful timepieces, totally digitised. Offering you information right on your wrist, Android Wear organises your information, suggests what you need, and shows it to you before you even ask. You can also get messages from your friends, appointment notifications, and weather updates at a glance.
5) Chromecast Mirroring for Android
Chromecast can now Mirror your content on your Android device. Mirroring, once exclusive to Apples iOS, allows Android users not to ‘reflect’ their android device screen onto their HDTV via Chromecast so every one can enjoy.
All of Googles 2014 I/O Announcements are sure to shake up the competition and have Apple on the ropes as both tech giants battle it out for users attention across a network of integrated devices and environments.