Google’s annual developer conference is just over for 2014, and at Android Beat, we’ve brought you all the most interesting coverage of the event. Now, it’s time to sit down and try to digest everything that was announced, released, and previewed. Whether you felt overwhelmed over the past days, or you’re just now looking for a way to catch up on all the hotness, this post will help you find all the Android-related news and editorials from I/O 2014.
At Google I/O 2014, Google made a bevy of announcements, including a new version of Android, Android for TVs and cars, and for wearables. It was rather exciting (and excruciatingly long, especially for those who were attending in person), but one headline that didn’t get the attention it deserved was Android One, a new reference design platform aimed at emerging markets.
The main Google I/O 2014 keynote is just over, and we’re still trying to wrap our heads around everything that was announced today. If you’re a developer involved in the Android ecosystem — ie. the target of this conference — this must feel like Christmas morning to you with so many new APIs, SDKs, and tools to play with. If you’re a consumer though, you just got a glimpse of the future, and that future is all about Android. Everywhere.
Android is only as powerful as the devices it is installed on, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the best specifications are always needed, or even wanted. Google has announced that it is going to be easier than ever to put Android on low-end and mid-range devices, all over the world, thanks to Android One.