This JBL Link Bar is Google's first Android TV and Assistant hybrid

08 May, 2018, 00:44 | Author: Juana Mckenzie
  • This JBL Link Bar is Google's first Android TV and Assistant hybrid

Google I/O 2018 kicks off Tuesday, May 8, at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

Developing a secure, automotive-grade platform hasn't been easy for Google. Leading up to this year's show, Google already announced that it will be investing in start-ups that use the Google Assistant ecosystem-an announcement that would have been ideal for the I/O stage-so Google must have even cooler things talk about at the keynote.

Just when we though Android Wear was dead, Google goes and revives it with a new name and new features. The new system will be able to updated in real-time, which will allow future Volvo cars to react to customer needs and offer drivers up-to-date information and predictive services.

This JBL Link Bar is Google's first Android TV and Assistant hybrid

Google Assistant also now supports over a million of Actions - including, most recently, booking a movie tickets - which should see it compete strongly against Amazon's very own Alexa.

As part of the new Android Things release, Google will begin supporting System-on-Modules (SoMs) based on the NXP i.MX8M, Qualcomm SDA212, Qualcomm SDA624, and MediaTek MT8516 hardware platforms. Four times as many smart TV shipments a year ago had Samsung's (005930.KS) operating system as Android TV, according to IHS Markit.

Google today announced the launch of Android Things 1.0, its Internet of Things platform.

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We know that the internal development team has been working on an updated version of Material Design.

Volvo announced Monday that its next infotainment system will integrate more popular features from Google, including Google Maps, Play Store, and Google Assistant.

Android Things provides hardware and software developers with all the necessary SDKs to build all kinds of IoT devices. The productivity sections on most app stores are crammed with tools to help you organise your life.

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So we'll see what happens here. The annual developer conference is bound to outline Android treats that tech enthusiasts have been anticipating for weeks, one in particular sounding very sweet. But other developers will have the option of leveraging the same OS to create their own products.And if you're looking to create a new Android Things product, Google is offering a limited program to partner with the broader Android Things team for technical guidance and support.

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