5 ways Google will be part of your life in 2015
1. Google, already the go-to search engine and the maker of world’s most popular mobile software, may become a bigger part of your life by next year. The company detailed five projects at I/O 2014 conference, that indicate its desire to move beyond your phone and PC’s screen and enter your household with more touchpoints. Here are five ways you could be using Google and Android more 2015 onwards.
2. Android Wear
Google can be on your wrist with Android Wear smartwatches as early as today if you happen to order one online in the US. You may soon find yourself talking to your wrist to answer your queries, find stuff on the internet and look for directions. Just say what you want it to do or what you need to know and it will do the same.
3. Android TV
Google wants to be part of your living room and Android TV is the route it is taking. You can get Android TV on your television screen via set-top boxes, smartTVs and even video game consoles. It will use Google Now extensively to track your content consumption and give recommendations based on that. Android TV apps will be announced later this year, Google said, while TVs with Android integration will be in the market in 2015.
4. Android Auto
Not only will Google be part of your home, it will be around even when you are in your car. You can pair your car and smartphone using Android Auto, the company’s “contextually aware” in-car solution that provides you with maps and turn-by-turn navigation. You can control the music using the car’s dash, while calls and SMSs can be received to or sent via voice commands. You will be able to drive an Android Auto-equipped car as early as 2014-end. No names yet, though.
5. Google Fit
Google’s health-focussed service — Fit — may become a regular feature of your life by next year, especially if you are too conscious of fitness. This platform will help you get the complete picture on your health and fitness by compiling the data across various apps. Google Fit will also give better recommendations based on the data and fitness levels.
6. Android one
It’s likely that you have a smartphone, but the billions who don’t right now will soon find that a smartphone is well within their reach even at shoestring budgets. Android One will help budget phone manufacturers create a reference framework to develop smartphones without spending extra time or money. The software will be stock Android and Google will roll out the updates, but manufacturers will be allowed to add extra apps to set themselves apart.