Google I/O Extended 2014 – Highlights

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The Show starts with a big bang and starting the show with Hi to UK I participant Nigeria and Brazil.  This time Female developer, join  in the part by 20%, that’s increasing by 14% from last  year. Google is encouraging the female developer in the Google IO 14, Even we cover the show in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka got a small number of Google Staff but the encouraged the developer to do more.

Sundar Pichi starts the Show with Hi and maintained that about increased  1 Billion active Android users and 20Billion text messages and 93 Million selfies and 100 Billion times Android users checking their device per day, With Android Tablet Usage also increased by 62%.  Day by day mobile users rate is getting higher this is one good example of that.

Google Launched some main Developer Preview, L Developer Preview most of them interested about this preview because they consider about Design and looks for Android. Google is trying to make the mobile the first experience you get and then the other devices around you to connect to that, and this was very evident in AndroidAuto, AndroidWear and AndroidTV announcements that prevailed in the keynote and how they are all centered on the mobile device.

Sundar Pichai Announced that Google Play Games gets 100 Million new user  every 6 months. Google Paid $5 Billion  for developer  from Google IO 13. With this All Google IO 14 Developer who visit the show get a #cardboard and LG G, Samsung of Moto 360 Smartwatch. (Only in US)

 

 

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Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch for Android Devices – CES 2014

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The Smart Watch for Android Devices, colored touchscreen display Qualcomm Toq Smart watch maker work this watch  leverages the light around it so your screen is visible even in bright sunlight.  Supports Android™ Smartphone (version 4.0.3; Jelly Bean and above preferred) and Bluetooth® wireless technology. The Displays we can edit according to our need and can Answer the calls sync with google calendar and quick reply massaging system is available.  Only we wanted to install Toq application on our device.

Wrist bands, adjustable to fit wrist sizes between 6 inches and 8.7 inches. Total watch face size 43.3mm high 47.6mm wide and 9.96mm thick.

  • Smartwatch Weight: 3.2oz
  • Wrist Band Size Range: 6 inches to 8.7 inches
  • Display Size: 1.55in
  • Display DPI/PPI: 222ppi
  • Display Technology: Qualcomm Mirasol: I.M.O.D.
  • Touch Screen: Yes – Capacitive
  • Smart Phone Software Compatibility: Requires Android™ version 4.0.3; Jelly Bean and above preferred.
  • Battery Life: Multiple days between charges
  • Charging Technology: Qualcomm® WiPower™ LE – Magnetic Resonance Charging
  • Battery Capacity: 240mAh
  • Bluetooth: BT 3.0
  • AllJoyn™ Enabled: Yes
  • Vibration: Yes
  • Airplane Mode: Yes

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Answer the calls, wire Bluetooth headset. Caller ID visible in the watch Display.

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Charger

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Bluetooth Headset

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Editable Displays according to our needs

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Music player also available  Try it with the doubleTwist with Magic Radio Android app.

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Keep track of your favorite stocks with quotes from E*TRADE.

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Get Quick Notification Updates.

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Meanwhile we can check the status updates of the smartwatch.

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Galaxy Gear Samsung’s Smart Watch

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Samsung Launched the first SmartWatch two days before. The device’s specifications are somewhat less exciting than what was rumored: a 1.63-inch, 320 x 320 pixel Super AMOLED screen, a 1.9-megapixel camera (placed on the wristband), an 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. Gear supports voice operation, letting the user conduct hands-free calls directly from the watch. You can also control music played on a Samsung Galaxy device, and it has a built-in pedometer which can be used to track physical activity.

Six colors will be available at launch: Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green.

Galaxy Gear will become available on Sept. 25 worldwide (in more than 140 countries, Samsung claims) for the price of $299.

We can check the time usual thing weather, music, pedometer, notifications, images and we get setting and 70 Apps with it.  We can make calls with this watch and the music is sync with the Samsung mobile while we have. (Note:– Samsung Showed demo for music with Samsung Note3) . The Cam placed in the wrist band I don’t think it’s a good idea people will get rich with an edge of table or somewhere will get damage. Lets wait and see  what’s apple gonna do with their smartwatch.

Samsung Gear coming on Sep 4th

Samsung will launch its smart watch, the Galaxy Gear, on Sept. 4 ahead of the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, Germany.
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Samsung planing to launch this gear by next week. We also hear that the Gear could feature a Exynos 4212 SoC along with 1GB of RAM.

New Smart Watch by Microsoft

Now Microsoft as joining the club with Apple, Samsung, LG for smartphone market when i m going through the the feedly i got this update from wall street journal .

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Microsoft is reportedly joining Apple, Samsung and LG in the race to develop a smart watch.

The software giant is working on designs for a touchscreen watch device, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited anonymous executives at suppliers.

In early 2013, Microsoft asked Asian suppliers to ship parts for a potential watch-style device, the executives said. One source added that he had a meeting with Microsoft’s research and development team at its Redmond, Wash. headquarters.

Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request to confirm reports.

The company is no stranger to wrist computing. It previously collaborated with Fossil and other watchmakers to create the Smart Personal Object Technology, which was a watch that could link to a user’s PC computer via a cable. SPOT provided stock, weather and other updates.

Rumors that Microsoft’s competitors are developing smart watches have also swirled online. Sources inside Apple’s Cupertino, Calif. headquarters confirmed in February that the company is working on a wristwatch made with curved glass.

A Samsung executive said last month that the Korean electronics giant has been “preparing the watch product for so long.”

And for its part, LG is also getting into the smart-watch game, according to sources.

Source MashableWall street Journal

When People Starts to move on to the smart watches what will happen to the traditional watches like Rolex, Rado, Seiko   Easily they wont shout down it take some years to go on for most of the smart watch users to come up. Any way my option is Traditional watch makes also getting in to the smart watch market is the good idea, And mean while they should tie up with smart phone companies and bringing out some good creative devices to the market is necessary otherwise traditional watch make wont survive after some years. The Reason is Most of the young people easily  adopted to the technology. lets wait and see what sort of watch Microsoft  going  produce the smart watch. (the way Microsoft having Windows PC OS and Mobile OS)