What to expect at Google I/O 2014: Android 5.0 Lollipop, new Nexus, and smartwatches
0. phoneArena 25 Jun 2014, 09:20 posted on
Google I/O is right around the corner: this year’s biggest Google developer event kicks off in San Francisco on June 25th with a keynote featuring Android head Sundar Pichai…
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1. Ninetysix (Posts: 2340; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
I expect everything to be original and innovative. There should be NONE and I repeat NONE that's copied from somewhere else. We'll feel bad if Google copies something since we've posted so much sh*t in the iOS 8 articles regarding copying, originality, innovative, etc.
Please Google :)
6. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
google usually try to bring innovative products unlike apple, who just copy features of android to ios then call it ios8... making of phablet bcoz all else does already... iwatch youwatch or nobody watch, bcoz all others released their gears... list goes on n on
7. Ninetysix (Posts: 2340; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Good to hear that everyting that Google will announce is new. Thank you Ashoaib.
13. nexusdude (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)
Who cares if something is copied from elsewhere? If it's good, it's good for you. The problem in Apple's case is, as MKBHD tweeted, that at WWDC they first bashed Android (with wrong facts BTW) and then announced half the features that make Android so beloved.
29. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Apple never bashed android, i like MKBHD but he is wrong in this case.
They didn't bash android,they didn't say that android is bad,they have said that the latest version of android isn't available to most of the users, there aren't any apps in the play store that are optimized for tablets and they have talked about android malware, these problems only need better thinking and decision making from google and their oems,they don't suggest that android is inferior in any way at all.
49. engineer-1701d (unregistered)
bull s;it they didn't , i watched the event they bashed android and windows
51. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
They never said anything bad about android itself, they said that most of the android users don't have KitKat and they were talking about malware, which can be prevented by avoiding apps from unreliable sources.
And talking about windows, they said that many users don't have windows 8, but they didn't say windows 8 is bad.
31. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I'm sure that you will agree with Armando Ferreira's opinion:
"Apple WWDC 2014 | iOS8 and Thoughts on Tim Cook"
33. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
That is apple's way of presenting.
They target other companies in the middle, but i still think that their keynotes are really good.
43. sgodsell (Posts: 3471; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
I hope they bring in multi-window to the next version of Android. Instead of OEMs like Samsung, Sony, and LG adding that feature on themselves. This way it could be standardized across the Android platform. For smartphones and tablets.
39. bob_monkeywarts (Posts: 236; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)
Well, yeah, it's fine to copy things, like Apple did with the Samsung F700, but now Apple keeps suing Samsung for every product they make.
52. joey_sfb (Posts: 5511; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
You better believe it. How else would you get your iOS 9 features?
17. adwienc (Posts: 136; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
Oh come on, everything is copy of a copy, and Google copied Symbian. Hell, I wouldn't use word "copy" when saying about iOS bringing features from Android, it's more of influence.
37. iushnt (Posts: 1590; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
Yes u r true..its influensive when everybody does it but Samsung.
11. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
You are Genius, Brosephine /s :)
28. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
i think not copying from anyone is 'arrogant'.
google and apple have borrowed few things from each other in the past and they should continue to do so.
What android fans have said on PA would never influence google's decisions,the end result should be good and that's what matters.
any fanboy would support his favourite company,come what may.
36. iushnt (Posts: 1590; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
Ninetysix, you are talking as if u are a Google supporter and not Apple's. Samsung first got serious with the health features on smart device. Now it like a trend.
59. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
If anything Google will be taking cues from WP. That's where iOS 7 and 8 got its inspiration. You guys don't realize this but compare iOS 7 and 8 with Windows Phone on the "light" background, you will see just how much of a copy iOS is of WP.
But I guess thats how it goes when something looks great but isn't necessarily popular the popular ones will copy it and bring it to the masses. WP is a classic example.
60. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4011; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
OK, let me see if I can get this through your titanium skull.
Everyone copies from everyone. When one company brings a new feature their competition has to offer the same thing or something similar to compete. That's business. But some companies like to use other's features while litigating those who use theirs. If you'll recall it's the fans of a certain device introduced in 2007 that lobbed the first "copying" shots. But when that sake company does it, it's OK? That's not in ANY way hypocritical at all. smh
BTW, nice going throwing out a flame comment and assure that it turns into a fanboy war. I'm starting to wonder if some of the people on here work for PA and do that to generate click bait.
2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I'm sue that it will be one of the biggest events of the year. I am most looking forward to new version of Android and Project Ara. :)
3. Fatal1ty_93_RUS (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
This is a make or break moment for me:
If Google doesn't announce Nexus 8 anytime soon, I might switch from N7 to LG G pad because I use my N7 only at home these days, so portability isn't that much of an important topic for me unlike the times when I didn't have a Nexus 10, and the 1.3" screen size... well, you know how much it matters on mobile devices
Also, if Google doesn't announce Nexus 10 2014 anytime soon, I might switch over to either Tab Pro 10.1 or Tab S 10.5 or Tablet Z2.
Don't get me wrong though - both of these are awesome tablets, but in the first case I would like to benefit from a bigger screen, and in the second case - well, Nexus 10 is 1.5 years old now, and 4.4.4 will most likely be its last update it officially receives from Google, besides the tablet is already showing how it dated - the Exynos CPU used there and 1GB of RAM just don't cut it even with kitkat
4. SuperAndroid507 (Posts: 272; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
More news on Project Ara and Google Glass !
41. bob_monkeywarts (Posts: 236; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)
Personally, I think Ara would sell better... all the people with the Glass Explorer Edition say that everybody stares at them...
5. FingerMyApple (unregistered)
used to be lots healthier name like gingerbread, but now so much candy name like jellybean kitkat lollipop, im not surprised most android user are end up diabetes...
And ironically, most doctor are ios users :)
8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"And ironically, most doctor are ios users"
World wide or again just in U.S. ?
23. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2796; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Don't even respond to that brainless nimwit. You're wasting your time with that basketcase. Saying shit about Android, but has a HTC one on the want it list. That's a troll.
27. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Well thats a total bullsh@t list I've seen. Look at that had it list....thats almost all android flagships, and having both ipad mini 2 and air at the same time sounds bull...
42. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 803; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
He might be a smartphone salesman... thats why he thinks he has had all the devices...
54. joey_sfb (Posts: 5511; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Well, he's always fingering his apple. If its the size of an Apple its most likely a tumor.
Brain or throat tumor! Lol.
50. engineer-1701d (unregistered)
and most asian girls cant drive, only docs in cali use apple so girls will see them as hip plastic surgeons
61. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4011; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
First android release was Donut, followed by Eclair. You REALLY know a lot on this subject.
You almost sound like a doctor, knows their field, and clueless about everything else.
62. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Because using an OS is the same as eating junk food and not exercising... Shut up wendy
9. ryan5609 (Posts: 107; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
Project silver and the future of the Nexus line are my two main concerns. Android 4.5 or 5.0 is definitely a close second. I just hope they go to 5.0, which I assume they would if they are going about a "major" redesign, enough to warrant a version number jump. I don't know why, but I am just tired of being stuck in the 4's. We have been in the 4's for almost 3 years now, since October 2011. ICS is nothing like Kitkat IMO, ascetically, it is close but certainly not functionality wise. I think it is time for a bump.
14. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I really hope there's a new android version release and more on Project Ara.
48. rahul.niks (Posts: 86; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)
I too love the new name, and i don't care about flat or not, just want it to be a little smoother, only thing in which Android can really improve, else Android is best combo. Rest new things are heartily welcome
12. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)
Ninetysix -- dream on... but i do expect a great unveilling though
18. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
actually by looking at the clock on latest ads we see the time 5:00 on the clock, meaning 5.0 will be next
19. boosook (Posts: 1430; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
My take on Google Glass: they don't want to launch at all. At least, they don't want to be first, because they know that there are privacy issues, people with glass banned from public places, class actions from people claiming they got a headache and so on. They think they're not strong enough and that some politician looking for its 15 minutes of fame could convince some govermnent to approve some kind of restrictive law, comprimising Google's efforts and the immense work they've done until now on the product.
So, they're waiting. Until something happens.
Until someone, maybe Samsung or Apple, will come out with a similar product. I bet they hope it will be Apple, since they know that if Apple launches a smart glass, it would be considered as a trendy product, while if Google launches it would be considered a privacy threat. And once Apple launches, they'll follow soon because they're ready.
20. Totse2k15 (Posts: 455; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)
Looking forward to Android 5.0 & Nexus 8 news. If none of these show up, I'll say meh and buy the beastly Tab S 8.4". Other google i/o shows don't interest me.
22. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I'm definitely looking forward to Android 5.0, if it is indeed released. Otherwise, I'd love to hear news about a new Nexus (designed by Motorola, perhaps?) and/or Project Ara (which could serve as the replacement for the Nexus line, perhaps?)
The Android Car Link and fitness center apps would be cool too. I'll be able to get a new car in about a year and a half, so it'd be nice to see new cars with direct official Android compatibility.
57. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It would be interesting to see Project Ara become the next line of products from Google. Since they say it's the phone made for everyone, I assume they would launch it globally rather than just on Google Play and a couple carriers. I hope we get some news about Project Ara and Android Silver, along with a 5.0 release. Do you realize Google has spent nearly half of Android's official life in 4.x? If we don't get 5.0 this year, that means we would have spent more time in 4.x than all other Android versions combined. ICS and onward has been fantastic, but it's time for a change.
26. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2071; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Lollipop doesn't sound right at all. Imagine a girl having a convo with her friend on her Nexus going like "hey, I got the Lollipop update".
55. joey_sfb (Posts: 5511; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Windows phone sounds brilliant to you I suppose.
What does Windows have in common with phone? Doors phone is just as cool!
30. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
G3 or Z2 GPE, and Moto 360 release date, that's all the hardware stuff i want. I still don't know what Project silver is, so i'd like to know more about it. Software and services is where they can surprise me, i hope that they tighten up Android security and more control over what goes in the store, and i'm hoping for something surprising.
35. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Waiting for Project ARA and GOOGLE GLASS hopefully they will announce GOOGLE GLASS CONSUMER price tag
58. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Each Google Glass unit only takes about $150 to make. Google has never really been too big on profit margins, but I assume the cost of the R&D and engineering would drive the price higher than usual for Google products. My guess is $500 tops, probably closer to $400.
38. ColinW (Posts: 144; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)
There is no shame in copying, following, imitating or whatever you want to call it. However, Apple are suing aggressively all those who even remotely copy features in their products, whether they invented them or not. Extreme Apple supporters shout with jihadist fervency at the slightest hint of anyone using Apple ideas. Both, cannot expect anyone not to react when they blatently do the same.
40. bob_monkeywarts (Posts: 236; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)
What will happen after the phone Nexus gets to the Nexus 7 but there was already a tablet called the Nexus 7?
45. mikewillz (Posts: 50; Member since: 03 May 2013)
I think nothing will happen this year other then android wear and maybe another incremental kit kat update.
46. improv (Posts: 96; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
I wonder how deep this workshop will go into Project Ara:
Perhaps just an intro...?
"Project Ara asks how we bring the benefits of an open hardware ecosystem to 6B people. It’s physical. We want to do for hardware what open platforms have done for software… create a vibrant third-party developer ecosystem, lower the barrier to entry, increase the pace of innovation, and compress development timelines. "