Are you curious to see how all the new parts of Android will work together? Do you want this information delivered in advertisement form? Would you prefer this ad to feature an attractive yet non-threatening male model, a generic alt-rock backtrack, and a cute doggy? Then sit back and watch, my highly-specific friend, because your world is about to be rocked.

OK, so Google's latest advertisement isn't exactly breaking the mold here, but it does show a pretty seamless transition between an Android L phone, an Android Wear watch, an Android Auto car, and finishing with Android TV. Assuming you're the kind of person who religiously buys anything running Google's OS, this could very well be you... in another four or five months, when Android L and all the rest finally make it to market. Oh, and you'll need to find a dog who's trained for an obstacle course, and who's arrogant enough to assume that he's won first place after a single run-though.

Seriously, that dog is a jerk. He didn't even look at the other competitors. He's the canine equivalent of Richard Sherman.


There are a few things missing from Google's Android universe in this ad: one, Chromecast, which I suppose makes sense, since Android TV will include all its functionality. And two, Google Glass. The latter's absence is probably because it still isn't intended to be used by anyone except developers... but you could take the view that its exclusion here, not to mention the general lack of Glass content on the first day of I/O, means it still won't be ready for prime time later this year.

Source: YouTube

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • SyncV2

    Ha, PES 2013 music.

  • Pascal

    That was weird ad. Google can do better than this. And WTF was with scrolling in Google Now it looked slow.

    • AMarquez89

      Most commercials use images that get added post-production. Screens dont tend to look as sharp when recorded.
      But yeah, the flicking of his finger and the speed at which the images moved were off. Too bad, since the commercial was a good way to introduce the new products.

      • Stanley C.

        Yep, those screens are CGI! Damn Google!

    • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

      Yeah, this is easily the worst Google ad of the last few years. This is even worse than those awkward Samsung ads.

    • Justin W

      IMO, while there were some odd parts, it does a good job of showing how uniform all of Android can be in working with it's other components.

    • http://hudsongardner.com/ Hudson Gardner

      Yeah it was. All of the sets were boxes, and you could tell. It made the entire ad seem really fake and plastic.

  • Garry DeWitt

    Jesus they really took the "When there's no limit to what Droid gets, there's no limit to what Droid does" motto to heart, didn't they?

    • BigTimmay

      I didn't see any Droid phones in that ad. I don't think Verizon is even still making that line.

      • Garry DeWitt


        ...droid, of course, being short for android, in this case.

        Also verizon carries the "DROID" trademark still, yes.

  • http://www.williamint.com William Aleman

    So... I guess this is the end of android as a open platform. Everything controlled by just one company, with a whole ecosystem is how modernity works.

    Well better to have free services in exchange of my personal data.

    • evolutionx1

      Lol wut.

    • ClarkDV

      I have no problem with anything you just said.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      just google's version of it.

    • vyktorsouza

      I believe it's been clarified that the android we saw today will be something like an android skin by Google, the same way manufacturers have their own skin, so will google

  • Walter Black

    Those moonshine icons and translucent status bars <33

    • vyktorsouza

      there's no translucency in Android L, only transparency and semitransparency though

      • Walter Black

        My bad that's what I mean

  • Gokh

    he doesnt take a shower? Oo

    • sssgadget

      or sh*t

    • Besnik Rrustemi

      and goes out with the same t-shirt that he was wearing when he woke up.lol :P

      • John

        And goes for a run 30seconds after waking up?? What.

        • Rovindra Singh

          Nah he made breakfast and whatnot, they just cut through that really fast with a photo grid style layout, lol.

    • Stanley C.

      This is the Google world. You can do anything you want! Dont mess with Google World!

    • Rovindra Singh

      He's "American" we don't take showers down in murrca.

      • jesuguru

        We're known for showering more than most countries, judging by body odors alone...

  • Chris

    He uses it to unlock the door, anyone else notice that little part?

    • DonSerrot

      I noticed that too. Makes me wonder what other goodies may be hiding in this video.

    • Russell Waterson

      ...it's begun

    • Joe S

      I already use my Nexus 5 to unlock my door. There's already a bunch of door locks that use either an app or NFC to unlock doors. I never carry house keys anymore!

  • Stanley C.

    The dog is from google world, so it can do anything!

    Google world is awesome! You just wake up go walk, back eat your automated breakfast, get in the car, use g map for the dog tournament, dog wins and you go back to home and wach it all! I want to live in this world!

    • sixtyfour

      That dog looked familiar and when the owner called him "Jumpy" I remembered I saw a few of his videos on Youtube a few months ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I_QzPLEjM4 What he does on the commercial is just a small part of his bag of tricks! I wish my dogs were half as cool ;)

  • Andrzej Smuga

    IDK if they've changed agency but this is by far the worst ad by google.

  • Cleez

    Anyone else laugh at the movie choice of I Am Legend? Will Smith ends up killing his dog, lol.

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        Hey, if you haven't watched it yet, it's your fault and I'm allowed to spoil it :P

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            What is this? A spam contest?

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            Not sure, but I'm amazed I managed to be the victim of both of them!

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    • Maranello Santiago

      Yeah you did spoil it. I think that dog had protested after he said that. Peta might too. Lol

  • Michael

    I installed the updated Google Search APK that has hotword detection everywhere before watching this, and then when he said the first OK Google to the watch my phone started waiting for me to say something... Just like the Xbox Aaron Paul commercial

    • Jonathan Seymour

      That could be annoying if you and your friends all have this enabled and one of them wants to do a voice search. Phone's all round going crazy!

  • Steve Collins

    For anyone impressed by the GoogleTv demo at the Google I/O keynote,
    check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMKilugYyHs
    it's me running a SmartQ Z1 watch controlling XBMC and doing voice searches and control with two seperate recognisers.

    weeks before google :-)

  • Da1who doesnt was lost!

    YOU WANT TO C HOW IT CAN REALLY TURN OUT! Dont trust me, watch and see! YOU ALL CAN GO TO HELL! Bcuzif YU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ME OR MY MAN, THEN COME TELL ME! Act right, bcuz times not always on yur side!

  • black

    fugly... nav buttons.

  • manlisten

    Complete with a homemade green smoothie. The perfect day.

  • Paul_Werner

    He should have used Google Glass to record that K9 Agility event instead of weirdly following the dog around with his phone

  • Dakota

    Will all the various skinned products running different Android version play nicely like Apple? Wondering if someone has an HTC phone, Samsung tablet, Sony TV etc... Project L is fine on a Nexus like devi

    • AppleMinions,☞,BowDown

      It's the one thing Google's good at. I'm sure it will play nice with a iPhone as well.

  • Rovindra Singh

    "Seriously, that dog is a jerk", oh man you had me bursting out in laughter Michael, am I the only one who found this hilarious? Yes? Okay -__-

  • Rovindra Singh

    Damn, dude goes to bed without charging his phone, That confirms it - Android L release - a'L'l day battery life!!!

    • akshay7394

      orrrrrr..... wireless charging? You know, like the N5 had?

  • Anonymous

    What's up with pausing the music, walking a few steps and starting it again?

  • vieuxfrancois

    Pretty fucked up on the music display on 1:22: wrong mix, wrong name. You had one job...

  • Joshua

    OK Google, shut up and take my money!

  • Julio

    Which phone does he use? It doesn't seem a Nexus 5. Maybe a hidden Nexus 6???