Android Demo


>> BRIN: Hi.

Welcome to Mountain View, California.

I'm speaking here at Google's Headquarters.

And I'd like to tell you about something I'mreally excited about.

It's called Android and it's a new open source operating systemand software platform for mobile phones.

Just like I learned how to write great servicesin software upon free tools for the web like Linux and GNU, now with Android you'll beable to do the exact same things on mobile phones.

The software is all free, the sourceis completely available, and we expect great new powerful applications to be developedon it.

The SDK is being released right now and you can download it.

And to show you someof the highlights and some of the applications we've already developed, here's Steve.

>> HOROWITZ: You've probably been hearing a little bit about the G-Phone lately.

I'mhere to tell you there is actually no G-Phone.

Instead, I'd like to introduce you to theAndroid platform.

This is a platform, we hope, will enable people to create thousands ofG-Phones.

The first device I'd like to show you today is a prototype that I've been livingwith for about the past six month, because in order to create a great product, you actuallyhave to live with it.

This particular device is running a full version of the Android softwarestack that has all the functionality you would expect in a basic phone.

Here's an exampleof a home screen.

This is a place where you have access to all of your favorite applications, such as your browser, maps or contacts.

If you want to call somebody, just type theirname and hit dial.

And I'm calling my friend, Erin.

Of course, one of the things that we'vebuilt into the software development kit is the ability to interact and integrate applicationswith one another.

So another example using contacts, let's say I want to find out whereErin lives.

I simply go and type her name.

And when I bring up her contact and selecther address, it'll take me right to the maps application and it's going to zoom right into show me where Erin lives.

If I click “see on the map, ” then we notice that she liveson Amphitheatre Parkway.

But maybe I'm not quite sure where that is, so I want to zoomout a little bit to see what freeway that might be close to.

There, we can see thatit's near the Highway 101.

Now, if we go back to the home page, one of the other thingsI want to show you is the ability for devices using the Android platform to receive notifications.

For example, here, I just received the notification from my friend, Lexi, that says, “Eh, pizzasounds good.

” That must be what she wants for dinner.

You noticed that it first showedup at the top of the screen and it told me that–the contents of that message.

If I wantto go and read that message, all I have to do is navigate up and you can see–oh, there'smy notification from Lexi.

It says “Pizza sounds good.

” If I want to reply, I just hitthe enter key and I can go into my text messaging application and say, “Great, ” and away wego.

It sounds like we're having pizza for dinner tonight.

The next device I'd like toshow you is a more high-end prototype that includes advanced features, such as high-speed3G networking, accelerated 3D graphics, and a touch screen.

Let me show you the browserapplication.

A Web browser is based on the open source WebKit.

The industry standardthese days, it's the one that allows you to see Web pages just as they would appear onyour desktop.

The other thing that you'll notice about a web browser is that it's loadingover the fast 3G data network.

This device is capable of accessing the Internet at 3Gspeeds and loading web pages quite fast.

Now, the pages loaded here and we're zoomed ina little bit.

So, if I want to see more of the page, I can simply grab it and pan arounda little bit.

And if I want to see the page in its full glory, I can simply zoom out andsee it just as what it would appear on my desktop.

We also have a rich visual historyfor our browser.

Go in here, and I can look at the history for my browser and I can seeall the sites that I visited recently.

The next application I like to show you is globaltime.

This shows you the rich graphical powers of the Android platform.

And in this case, it's using the 3D OpenGL ES to render a globe here and allow me to very easily spin it withmy finger.

I can also play with the earth while it's spinning around.

The Android graphicsAPI allows you to very easily mix 3D and 2D graphics.

Next, I'd like to show you someof the advanced 3D hardware capabilities of this prototype using “Quake.

” Any applicationthat is written to the Android OpenGLs API's will be able to take full advantage of anyhardware acceleration.

Now, I'd like to show you the Maps application.

I happen to be hereat the City of San Francisco.

Using the touching capabilities of this device, I can pan aroundthe city of San Francisco and watch those map tiles load for me at 3G speeds.

One ofthe benefits of the Android platform is that we build in basic functionality like map viewsso your application doesn't have to reinvent all the functionality in maps if you wantto build something on top of it.

Here I am at the Embarcadero in street view, startingfrom wherever I was on maps.

If I want to, I can simply take my finger and I can movethat image around and I can pan around and see what the Embarcadero looks like.

I canalso zoom in.

That was just a preview of some of the things the Android platform can do.

We can't wait to see what developers will come up with next.

>> BRIN: Welcome back, I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the applications we have builtall ready.

But the best applications are not here yet.

That's because they're going tobe written by you and many other developers just like you.

We'd like to reward these developersand to recognize them as much as possible.

So we've set aside $10 million, which we'regoing to give away to the people who develop the best applications using Android.

We'relooking forward to seeing some really great apps: ones which are innovative; make useof the great functionality available in Android and on mobile phones; and things that arereally original that haven't been seen before.

I look forward to seeing all of your work.


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