Google Loosens Hold On Android Wear & Android Auto
Google unveiled Android Wear, Android TV and Android Auto at the Google’s Developers I/O Conference this year. The only sad thing about the whole announcement was that the company expressed that it will be limiting the amount of customization manufacturers will be able to do.
Nevertheless, Hiroshi Lockheimer, the Vice President of Engineering indicated that this may change soon. In his interview with Re/Code, the control over these platforms was to ensure Google kept the basics of the platforms right. Once this is set in stone, OEMs will most probably get more freedom and flexibility in the future.
In addition, Lockheimer states that the Zenwatch from Asus will be the first look at the customization of Android Wear to the public. He further explained that we should expecting to see more of the new offerings we saw in the new line of devices recently added to the Nexus family. According to him, “best way to develop an operating system is to do so in parallel with a piece of hardware.
Source: Android Central