Android TV requires just a D-pad and voice input.
What happened to GoogleTV? Google is now investing more in the Android name than their own.
As expected, Android TV. Will the third time be the charm for Google?
But, this wide adoption is even broader than the massive early support we've seen for Apple CarPlay. That's interesting to see.
Burke is back and talking about TVs and the living room
Cars will be available before the end of the year, but it remains to be seen whether you'll be able to get an update to any car currently on the market. Likely not without having to buy a new head unit, sadly.
Burke back on stage to talk TV, announces Android TV, which extends platform to this form factor.
40 new partners added to the Open Automative Alliance, companies that have pledged to bring Android to their vehicles.
Clarion, Alpine, JVC, Delphi and other third-parties are here too,meaning aftermarket kits should be available.
25 car makers will support AndroidAuto
First cars coming later this year.
40 new partners in the alliance, including Fiat, Acura, Alfa, Audi, bentley, Fujitsu, Subaru, Suzuki, Skoda, Seat, Kia, Maserati... no Ferrari, though.
AndroidAuto SDK released "soon", available to public with "L" release.
This is tied to Android L, interestingly.
Can't wait? "The Android Auto SDK will be published soon."
Lots of apps available... "same API using for notifications on Android Wear"
"Wouldn't it be great if building an app for your car was as simple as building for your phone?" Guess what? Google announces the Android Auto SDK. Partners include: Pandora, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, Songza, iHeartRadio, and more.
First up will just be audio and messaging apps, meaning you won't get full control of the display by the sound of things. Likely in the interest of distraction.
New AndroidAuto SDK will help you "focus on just making great apps for the car," he says.
There is an SDK, so this is indeed much more open than Apple's CarPlay, which as of now is still locked down.
"Wouldn't it be great if building an app for the car was just like building an app for a smartphone or a tablet?"
Now we're getting to how this is going to work.
"We know it's not easy to build apps for cars today." He's talking about the plethora of platforms and standards
He just dictated a voice command, and said "sure" to send it. It went away.
Google Maps on Android Auto is voice enabled. Product manager Andy Brenner asks the car infotainment system how late the DeYoung Museum is open. He gets an answer, decides to visit, and asks for turn-by-turn directions without having to tap or swipe.
There's a button on the wheel to trigger voice commands.
Lots of shouts out to the Richmond District today. Hopefully not the next techie ground zero...
All of these AndroidAuto apps look and feel like Android on a wide screen. It's more or less your Android phone in landscape mode.
The maps demo worked smoothly.
"How late is the De Young museum open today?" The answer came back, and then navigation began.
He just asked a question via voice, and got an answer spoken back to him.
Google Maps for AndroidAuto will be completely voice enabled