Android chief details the future of Android – Daily Digest

With Google I/O taking place this week, a lot of light has been shed on the future of Android. Sundar Pichai, head of Android at Google, took to the stage at the event’s keynote on Wednesday, laying out the vision for the mobile operating system.

Android is set to become the center of the Google universe, but not only will it be at the center of Google, but also the center of user’s entertainment systems. While Android was once simply a mobile operating system, it is being expanded to cover wearables, car tech and TV. Android is arguably becoming the most connected and versatile operating system out there.

The systems that were shown off at Google I/O include Android Wear, the new operating system for wearable devices, Android Auto, an in-car operating system, and Android TV. Each of these systems will be centralized to the users smartphone.

“We need to bring Android and Chrome to every screen that matters for users, which is why we focused on phone, wearables, car, television, laptops, and even your workplace. Also, we wanted to do things in a way in which they were really contextually aware,” said Pichai in his keynote presentation.

Google also went into detail about their relationship with Korean tech giant, Samsung, at the event. “Samsung and us are in this together for a very long run because it makes sense for us to be in it together to win. I view us as fellow travelers. We realize unless we coordinate, we won’t be able to produce a great user experience,” Pichai said of the two companies relationship.

While Samsung has been developing their own operating system, Tizen, Pichai said that Google is still enjoying a good relationship with Samsung, and that it makes sense for both companies to continue working together.

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Android chief details the future of Android – Daily Digest

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