Google mobile application development companies in Denver gives up on Android Things as an IoT platform, now will just be for smart speakers and displays

Google mobile application development companies in Denver gives up on Android Things as an IoT platform, now will just be for smart speakers and displays


Google's mobile application development companies in Denver operating system for lightweight Internet of Things devices, the fittingly-named Android Things OS, was originally intended to run on a wide array of hardware. It has seen the most success in Google Assistant-powered smart displays and speakers, and now that's the only product category Android Things will be certified for.

"Over the past year, Google has worked closely with partners to create consumer products powered by mobile application development companies in Denver CO Android Things with the Google Assistant built-in," the Android Things team said in a blog post today. "Given the successes we have seen with our partners in smart speakers and smart displays, we are refocusing Android Things as a platform for OEM partners to build devices in those categories moving forward."

Before today, Android Things intended to support at least four System on Modules (SoMs) for use in production IoT devices — the NXP i.MX8M, Qualcomm SDA212, Qualcomm SDA624, and MediaTek MT8516. Put simply, manufacturers could create devices using these boards, and they would be guaranteed support from Google.

As of January 25th, all four SoMs mobile application development Denver were listed as "Coming soon" on the Android Things website, so it seems unlikely that any Android Things devices ever entered production that weren't Google Assistant smart speakers or smart displays. Presumably, Assistant-powered devices use other hardware platforms. Read more




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