Google Launches Android Things 1.0 Ready For Commercial IoT

Google Launches Android Things 1.0 Ready For Commercial IoT

A new version of Android an provide users with interface consistency across devices and gives partners an app distribution standard. Plug it into your TV and yell at it to start something on YouTube or control smart home things; you can even switch HDMI inputs with a voice command alone.

Google today released version 1.0 of Android Things, letting manufacturers build and maintain Internet of Things (IoT) devices using its technologies.

If you're a developer interested in Android Things, you'll want to check out the release notes and Build with Android Things for kits, sample code, and community projects. Use OS, yet, lately brought brand new Google Assistant characteristics to correct smartwatches. It comes with two integrated microphones and can function as a normal smart speaker when the TV isn't in use. These platforms are now available in hundreds of new cars. Also arriving with a new name, a recently leaked FCC filing shows that a 4K Android TV dongle is in the works, solving the issue that many 4K TV buyers are facing, which is access to video content that can demonstrate the capabilities of 4K UHD HDR sets. It's like someone mashed together a high-end speaker bar, a Google Home, and an Android TV media streamer like the Nvidia Shield, all into one sleek-looking package.

Google Launches Android Things 1.0 Ready For Commercial IoT

In addition to offering Android as an embedded infotainment platform, Google will continue to offer Android Auto smartphone projection in as many cars as possible, which reduces distraction by eliminating the need to pick up the phone for tasks like setting Maps directions or sending messages. "Using the Google Assistant, you can easily communicate with a group of friends while keeping your hands on the wheel", Google adds. In addition, Volvo owners will also be able to avail thousands of apps through the Google Play Store, optimised for Android-based auto infotainment systems.

Assistant on Google Home has improved a lot over the past year, but it's still not as good as it is on our phones. It is also expected that Google might also introduce something new to the table for Chrome OS. In fact, Google promises free stability fixes and patches for the next three years, and even after official support recedes, developers will still have the option to push app updates to their devices. Introduced at the past year's I/O, the Lenovo Mirage So Lo standalone day dream VR headset last but not least saw the light of day in CES 2018.

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