If you’re not trying to take over the entire freakin’ world, you’re just not doing it right. Or so the theory goes.
Not content with having the world’s most popular smartphone operating system, Google is tipped to be working on a gaming console and a smartwatch, while we’re also told to brace for HP-built Android laptops.
That’s the story according to The Wall Street Journal, with the gist being that Mountain View ultimately wants Android to move beyond just smartphones and tablets.
With the Android-powered games console and smartwatch, Google is apparently attempting to preempt similar devices from Apple. The Apple iWatch is expected later this year, or early 2014, while gaming could - inevitably will, at some point - feature heavily in Apple TV.
In addition, HP is said to be working on Android-powered laptops, that “will compete with those powered by Microsoft's Windows software”.
Anonymous sources add that Key Lime Pie (Android 5.0) will arrive in autumn, with a focus on powering low-cost smartphones in emerging markets. Heck, Google is even supposedly making its own low-cost phone. Say what?
And if all that wasn’t enough, there’s also another version of the ill-fated Nexus Q on the cards. The media streaming device was ultimately given away free last year to those who had pre-ordered.
Got all that? Google games console, Google smartwatch, HP Android laptops, Key Lime Pie, low-cost Google phone, and a new Nexus Q. Phew.