Everybody was Excited when google unveiled Open Accessory API at Google I/O, Earlier this month. So, Finally everybody can make hardware devices that works well with android phones, It is a great move by google, its mutually beneficial for Hardware makers and Android.
The possibilities are endless, In the near future, I see a bunch of new start-ups, based mainly on Open Accessory API. Many of them are going to make hardware, that were unimaginable few decades ago. But, what about the oldest hardware devices of all? Yea. Keyboard and Mouse.
Android ADK, allows users to create hardware devices with standard USB interface. That rings a bell now? No? Really No? That means Google Now has all the tools needed to create a real “Post-Pc” Device. Remember, USB Keyboard and Mouse are already available in market? Android Tablets will use keyboard and mouse as input devices, that means end of the game for windows and Mac. (Well, that was outrageous, maybe start of end)
I know some of you are yelling, “Really? A post-pc device is another PC??”. The answer is yes. The world will always need a “Desktop PC”, you, know the thing with big monitor on the table, a keyboard to type and a mouse to use when bored. Mobile Phones and tablets are only easy to use on the go, Not for long hour work. Humans will always need to sit at a desk to do long stretch work. Atleast until, Brain wave readers go main stream.
So the question is, wheater your next PC is windows, mac or Android.
This post is based on my assumptions. I’m not talking with facts here, just saying about the direction, google might be heading with android. You can call me bullshit in the comments section. What do you think?
PS: I vaguely remember keyboard and mouse were mentioned during Android ADK talk, but I can’t see that, in current Youtube version. I sometimes day dream while seeing a video, Or did Google really cut out the keyboard mouse portion?