Android Wear will show a mix of cards from your phone and the watch itself.
I gotta say, the display quality on the G looks awful. I know it's small and on a wrist, but the contrast and clarity are very poor.
And my purse is always overflowing with junk, I don't know about you guys.
Wondering why you want a smartwatch? There you go. Reaching for your phone 125 times is a bit tedious, especially if it's in the bottom of your purse.
Android Wear can support square and round form factors. Watch will provide answers to smoking questions and act as key in multiscreen world.
"People check their Android phone 125 times every day."
"The watch will act as your key in a mutli-screen world," says Singleton.
He appears to be wearing the LG G watch.
David Singleton, dierctor of Android engineering takes the stage.
Pichai talking about "experiences": contextually aware, voice enabled, seamless between devices, but mobile (smartphone) first.
Now he's moved beyond mobile and tablets. Teases by saying everything will be contextually aware, voice enabled, and mobile-first. "We want to bring the right information to you at the right time," he says. "We want the experience to be seamless--it shouldn't matter what device you were using before."
...and computer, of course.
Watch icon shows up on multiple screen graphic - TV, home, phone, car, and watch.
Okay, let's talk devices!
On security innovation: Google Play automatically scans for malware. Less than half percent of users encounter any malware, he says. Will push security patches via Google Play, so updates get to users within six weeks. Added factory reset protection. Adding Universal Data Control, so users can manage privacy settings.
Sundar is a bit vague about "factory reset protection" -- just saying that people can reset their phones remotely. Would love some more details on that, especially whether it's enough to appease those calling for remote lock/wipe legislation.
"Universal data controls" get a tepid applause.
Centralized setting in L for managing privacy settings.
"Increasingly, we're pushing security updates through Google Play services."
"Less than half a percent of users ever run into any malware issues," he says.
Pichai back on stage to talk about Android innovation. "You can see things like custom keyboards, widgets--those things happened in Android four to five years ago," he says, poking fun at Apple, which announced such features to the upcoming iOS8 mobile operating system at its WWDC developer conference.
Sundar taking shots at iOS, now. I can't say as I enjoy this sort of thing, but it certainly is provocative. It gets the people goin'.
A bit of a dig at Apple: "Custom keyboards, widgets, those things happened in Android four to five years ago," says Pichai.