Android Open Accessory Demoed With CardioQuest, Fitness Bike [GOOGLE IO]


Google just announced Android Open Accessory which will allow accessory makers more closely integrate their devices with your Android phones, tablets, and beyond. To show off the feature, they gave the common example of going to the gym, getting on an excercise bike, and plugging your Android Phone into the accessory.

This will totally blow the market wide open for awesome accessories that integrate with your current devices. Think of all the extracurricular interests and hobbies you have that could take advantage of this new capability.

What is your dream Android Accessory?

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  1. a better LiveView watch!!!! lol

    1. heck yes! Hey maybe those fossil watches will support it, that would be fantastic! I really like the look of the fossil ones, they look like a watch should look

  2. So you could plug your phone into anything that implements the Accessory mode. Refrigerators. TV’s. Stereos. Automobile dashboards. Bathroom scale. Blood pressure / Glucose meter / other medical devices. Toys. Robots. R/C cars / aircraft.

    It will be interesting to see what developers can imagine.

    When connected, each accessory will wake up the associated app or prompt you to install it and take you to the download.

  3. car manufacturers

  4. Would love to see this widely implemented

  5. I read on another blog that ps3 and xbox usb controllers might be a possibility. That would be my dream accessory. I’m sorry I think that had more to do with the 3.1 update to the xoom. Oh well either way id like that.

  6. Ummmmm…. can anyone say “iPhone, you’ve just been c0ck-slapped?” get out of here with Nike+ LOL

  7. I would love to use it as a Wireless DCC Throttle on my Model Railroad.

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