Apple releases a small number of products that run on iOS, but Google Android is open source. Hundreds of manufacturers have built Android devices. Apparently, there are nearly 19,000 Android devices, according to OpenSignal.
“Ok Google” is the expression that triggers voice commands on Android devices and Google Glass. The expression was previously limited to the home screen of Android 4.4 KitKat on the Moto X, but now the voice-activated command will soon be enabled on any screen, including the lockscreen on smartphones and tablets.
Google’s new Android Runtime (ART) technology is doubling the app performance over Dalvik, which is what is used today. The next “L” version of Android uses a new software foundation that doubles software performance said Google at the I/O conference.
At the Google I/O conference, Google announced that come Android apps will be able to run on Google Chromebook laptops. When a user approaches his or her locked Chromebook while carrying a smartphone, the Chromebook can automatically unlock. And when the user’s phone battery is running low, a notification will appear on the Chromebook desktop.
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At the Google I/O event, Google announced a new Android-based screencasting feature for vehicles called “Android Auto.” The service sounds just like Apple CarPlay. This means that you can access the music, navigation, and communication features from your phone in your car.
You get a smartwatch and you get a free smartwatch! Google is just pulled an Oprah by giving something to its audience. Google I/O attendees are being given a brand-new Android Wear-powered smartwatch. according to TechCrunch. They will be able to choose between the Samsung Gear Live or the LG G3 Android Wear.
Google Android head Sundar Pichai announced at the I/O conference that the next version of the Android mobile operating system is known as “L Preview” right now. The Android L Preview is based on “Material Design,” Which is an idea that pixels and interface elements reach to your touch intuitively, just like materials in the real world.
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Today at the I/O conference Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced a new service called Android TV. Google is working with several partners to build several TV set-top boxes that run on Android software. The devices will let users listen to music, play games, and view content on TV sets. Android TV will have content available for streaming through Google Play, Hulu, and Netflix. It will offer recommendations based on what you watch. The Google Knowledge Graph will provide contextual information for your favorite programs. Android TV can also be controlled using an Android Wear watch.