“Google introduced three smartwatches, software to make cars smarter, and Android TV at its annual I/O developer conference in San Francisco Wednesday,” Matt Hunter and Cadie Thompson report for CNBC. “Two of the watches, the LG G watch, and Samsung Gear Live, will be available today, while the Moto 360 will be available later. No price was immediately given.”
“The company also introduced Android Auto, software to develop applications specifically for automobiles, and Android TV,” Hunter and Thompson report. “Among other things, the watches can monitor health, play music, provide notifications, and sync applications and information with a users’ phone. The watch… comes months before rival Apple is expected to launch its own later in the Fall.”
“Andrew Brenner, head of Google automotive, said that cars enabled with Android Auto will be rolled out by automakers as early as the end of the year. It will enhance navigation, communication, will be contextually aware, and be voice controlled,” Hunter and Thompson report. “The last product announcement was Android TV. Android director Dave Burke said that Android TV will, like the car, be voice activated, and powered by search.”
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