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Google Android software spreading to cars, watches, TV

Published on Jun 26, 2014 6:14 AM
 
A prototype of a driverless car is seen in a photograph provided by Google in Mountain View, California on May 28, 2014. Google set out on Wednesday to expand its Android empire beyond smartphones to cars, watches and televisions. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Google set out on Wednesday to expand its Android empire beyond smartphones to cars, watches and televisions.

The technology titan laid out a sweeping Android vision at the opening of a sold-out developers conference in a keynote presentation streamed online to millions of people across the world.

“We are beginning to evolve our platforms beyond mobile,” Android and Chrome teams chief Sundar Pichai said of how Google’s twin operating systems are being adapted to work with one another and with new types of computing hardware.

Google’s goal, according to Mr Pichai, is to have its software serve be a foundation for applications, services or digital content delivered seamlessly across the increasingly diverse array of Internet-linked screens in people’s lives.

 
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