Android Wear, Android L and Android TV all launched at Google I/O 2014. As keynotes go it was one of many busiest we’ve seen in current historical past, with key updates to Google’s smartphone and pill platform, the introduction of a model new platform for wearables and affirmation of the Massive G’s want to take over your HDTV set.
However maybe probably the most vital launch at I/O 2014, or the one with the widest implications for OEMs and shoppers alike was Android Put on: Google’s full reimaging of how smartwatches and wearable units ought to perform.
The LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live will start delivery later this month. The Moto 360 – the one everyone is speaking about – will come barely later. Forward of the discharge of the previous two watches, Google has now up to date its Maps software to work with Android Put on.
At launch – final week, principally – builders at I/O 2014 have been handed each the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Stay free of charge, and promised a Moto 360 for a later date. Jealous a lot? This all the time occurs at I/O, although. Google retains its builders candy they usually hold producing superior purposes for its platforms.
Maps, nevertheless, was not useful at launch and required an replace. Google has now points that replace, which fits by the identify of Google Maps model eight.1.1.
“The replace, which must be pushed to your system or coming shortly, squashes the common bugs and provides help for Android Put on units. The navigation and maps instructions on the watches now carry by means of to the telephone and are interpreted as anticipated. You possibly can seek for a location, begin navigating, see instructions, and exit once you're finished, all out of your wrist,” reports Android Police.
Anticipate to see a buttload extra apps and content material up to date for Android Put on within the coming weeks.