Google launched a new project called Brillo in I/O 2015, the Brillo is an Android based operating system for the Internet of Things. And now Google has made some changes in their IoT strategy, as the company has announced that it has launched the Developer Preview of Android Thing the new name for its IoT OS.
Google the search engine giant has been strongly trying to expand its Android platform to cover all the smart devices. The Android Things will join the Android family which will include Android TV, Android Auto, and Android Wear. With this move, Google actually wants to do Android Things take over Brillo and combine it with the existing Android developing tools such as Android Studio, Android SDK, Google Play Service and the Google Cloud Computing Service to allow developers build smart products.
The operating system will also get update in the coming months and it will add features such as regular OS patches, security fixes and the ability for developers to release their own updates. It already supports making devices using boards like Intel Edison, NXP Pico and the Raspberry Pi 3.
Along with this, Google also announced updates to its Weave protocol which was also announced at I/O 2015. The Weave will allow to connecting smart devices to the cloud and services such as Google Assistant. It already supports devices such as Smart light bulbs, Smart plugs and Smart switches. Moreover, the company said it will add more devices support in future. And the best thing is it will support mobile application API for both Android and IOS app.
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