At today’s Google I/O keynote, Google announced an Android accessories plan which will open up the platform for hardware makers to create companions for the little green robot. The demonstration showed small a ball labyrinth that was hooked up to the ADK and some servers but there was also a 5,000-pound setup that was being controlled with a Xoom and you know I had to try it out.
As you can see from the video below, I’m not that good at that game but I did find that the responsiveness was quite nice. While this is just kind of an extreme example of what’s possible, this project has the potential to be a strong counterbalance to Apple and its rash of iPhone and iPod-related accessories.
Check out the video below and don’t make fun of me for not getting that far.