Google’s biggest event of the year – Google I/O – is officially underway and we’re finally getting our first look at the latest and greatest that Google has to offer.
The search and tech giant brings thousands of developers from all over the world together each year for its annual I/O conference. Thankfully for the rest of us, Google also live streams the opening keynote so that fans can also see all of the action as it unfolds.
This year, Google’s first big announcement is Android L, an all-encompassing visual reboot that spans the entire user experience across televisions, smartwatches, smartphones and tablets.
When it comes to wearble tech, something like the Moto 360 is right up my alley.
Unlike the ridiculous looking and distractingly conspicuous Google Glass, a smartwatch that more subtly serves up relevant information from Google Now, allowing me to quickly check my notifications and messages without having to reach into my pocket is more realistic and practical.
Although the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live smartwatches were indeed announced today, sadly the Moto 360 still doesn’t have an official street date and is simply slated for, “later this Summer.”
However, for those of you who simply can’t wait to sport the latest in wearable tech, the Gear Live will be available to preorder from the Google Play Store later today ($199.99), and will be available to buy online and at Best Buy starting July 7th.
The G Watch will also be available for order today, but there’s currently no official ship date.
Anyway, I’ll write up a full review on Android Wear once I get my 360, but feel free to enjoy the full Keynote speech above in the meantime.
Are you excited about any of the announcements? Will you be ordering an Android Wear watch, and which one?
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