Time for Android in your watch (and car, and TV)
Google shows off the interface for smartwatches running Android Wear and also introduces Android Auto and Android TV. CNET's Bridget Carey sums up the news from Google I/O in under three minutes.
Google's Android is making its way into smartwatches, cars and televisions. Today's Update video breaks down the big announcements from the Google I/O developers' conference:
- Google showed off its Android Wear operating system, which you'll find in new smartwatches from LG, Motorola and Samsung. Both the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are available for pre-order, but the round Moto 360 won't be sold until later this summer.
- Android Auto will transform your car's dashboard screen into a Google interface for maps and music, among other things. The first will come out later this year.
- Google is taking a third shot at set-top boxes with Android TV. But you'll need a compatible TV or special set-top box to use it.
- New designs were revealed for the next version of Android, called Android L. But there was not a word in the three-hour presentation about Google Glass or the Nexus 8.
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