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Inside Scoop: What to expect at Google I/O: Inside Scoop

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Inside Scoop: Inside Scoop: What to expect at Google I/O

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On the eve of Google's annual developers conference in San Francisco, CNET Reporter Kara Tsuboi and Senior Writer Seth Rosenblatt discuss the products rumored to make their debut. Rosenblatt says to expect lots of smartwatches and Google-powered systems for your home and car.

[MUSIC] Hey everyone welcome to the Inside Scoop I'm Cn Tsuboi Kara and joined a senior writer Seth Rosenblatt. Since Wednesday Google IO, the big developer conference kicks off. The big news specter out this year is all about. Your wrist about your watches. Watches. What are we expecting? we, we know for a fact that Samsung LG and Motorola will all be coming out with watches running Google's new Android Wear. Android Wear is their version of Android for wearables. So three different manufacturers. Um-hm. Coming up with watches. Yep. differences, similarities? We don't know yet. We don't know. Obviously there will be a form factor difference. We've seen the Motorola watch. They did a sort of a soft announce of it in March. It's circular. LG also made their announcement in March. We don't know what Samsung's going to look like. We we heard that they're coming out with two watches. We don't know if both are gonna be using Android Wear or just one, but at least one will have Wear. I mean this has been a gadget long talked about. Right. By different companies, manufacturers, so the fact that Google's putting the name behind it, the launch, this could be This, this is going to be a big deal. Right now, the wearables market is only 1.4 billion dollars, that's projected for 2014. Mm-hm. It's projected to be $19 billion by 2018. So a ten-fold increase in four years. And this is just the beginning. This is just the beginning. And this is just the beginning. Where else is Google hoping to you know, get their products [INAUDIBLE] this year at this announcement. Everywhere. [LAUGH]. They're looking at, TVs. We, we hear that there's going to be a Google TV rebrand as Android TV. We don't know necessarily what's gonna be coming out with it, but we do know that it's going to be very big for Google. And we know that they've developed a partnership with car makers, so that your car's entertainment system will be running Android. Interesting. And that, we also expect news about that tomorrow. And what about Google Glass? Any updates here? There have been some updates in the past week. I suppose there could be something tomorrow but we're not really expecting anything. They most recently announced a Glass for work. So more use cases of Glass, which I think Google is hoping will get people to understand how to use Glass a little bit better. Instead of just being a product that you have on your face all the time, you can use it when you're in a museum or when you're on a construction site in very specific use cases. And with Google's acquisition of Nest. Mm-hm. That's the smart thermometer. Yeah. At home. Thermostat, I'm sorry. Yes. What are the announcements expected around the smart home? We don't know, necessarily what's going to be coming. We do know that Tony Fidel, the CEO of Nest, is expected to make an appearance. Today we had big news from Nest with the announcement of their API for developers, and that means that other app-makers can tie into Nest. Users can opt in to sharing there data and Google seems like Google really wants Nest to be the hub of your connected homes. So it sounds like there's going to be a lot of hardware announcements at this show, but what would you say the overall theme is from google. Sure. Well, as you can tell by the sign behind us. Google is really going for an emphasize on design. Last year that sign was filled with color and life and this year, it's very stark and minimalist. And we know that they are going to be emphasizing design to developers. Their also emphasizing distribution. They want developers to being thinking more like entrepreneurs and not just programmers. And when you think of design, you obviously think of another big, you know, Silicon Valley giant. Which one could you be talking about? [LAUGH] Perhaps like a little nod, or a little, you know, call to order to compete with that company. Apple, of course. Yeah, there, there's no question that that's happening. Especially considering that Fidel used to be an Apple employee. Google's really I think they're a little anxious. This is a, a burgeoning market with screens everywhere, and there's an opportunity for Google to really take control of it before things get out of hand, the way things did with smartphones. So we expect to see their first salvo in this battle. You know, tomorrow. Well that's something to look forward to. Thank you so much. Senior writer Seth Rosenblatt. I'm Kara Tsuboi. You can tune in to our live show starting at 8:00 O'clock Pacific time. The live blog, Seth is part of that, will happen at 9:00 a.m. when the keynote kicks off. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thanks for watching the Inside Scoop.

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