We're seeing mockups on a transitional 4:3 screen that you'd expect to see on a dashboard.
Android Auto is contextually aware.
So basically, Google is naming everything Android[whatever it is] now. AndroidWear. AndroidAuto. Etc.
Navigation, communication, streaming music.
"Makes it easier and safer to use the connected apps and services drivers want in the car," he says.
They're calling it Android Auto, not Auto Link, which was the original name for the platform.
Android Auto: Android platform for cars, except it's safe for driving. Puts navigation, communication, music, and other apps front and center. Contextually aware and voice enabled--keep your eyes on the road!
"There's gotta be a better way" to make the connected car a reality and cut down on crashes.
Open Auto Alliance incoming...
Now we're going to hear about Android in the car.
Patrick Brady, director of engineering for Android now onstage
"Cars are an essential part of life," Brady says.
Time to talk about Android in the car!
The Samsung Gear Live is the watch that CNET News' Shara Tibken broke word of last week.
Moto 360 will be available for order this summer.
Audience response: awwwww....
Lots of sad voices here in the room at the news the Moto 360 is coming later this summer.
Moto 360 available later this summer.
Samsung Gear Live, which will be available for order later today as well.
Also available to order later today on Play store.
Samsung Gear Live announced.
Honestly though, I don't know why Android Wear often has this silly wallpaper on it, when all of the information comes through on a card--what's essentially a word bubble--that takes up 80% of the screen anyway.
LG G Watch will be available to order later today on the Play store.
LG will be available later today on the Google Play store.
Did someone not get the memo?
With integration of ridesharing app Lyft, the smartwatch wearer can say: "OK Google, call me a car." Shows car ETA and traffic. Also allows riders to rate from the watch screen.
Weird that Lyft is the "call a car" demo, given Google's investment in Uber.
"We're just getting started with this, but we're making voice available for some key actions today, and we'll be adding more in the coming months." - Voice could be the killer implementation, here, if people can get used to talking to their watch.
Now we're seeing a recipe app that sends step-by-step instructions to your watch. Each step gets a screen, and you swipe to get to the next step. I'm a skeptic about smart watches, but I'll admit, this looks so much better than using a tablet in the kitchen.