Android Things exits beta as Google jumps further into the IoT

Android Things exits beta as Google jumps further into the IoT

Android Things exits beta as Google jumps further into the IoT

For those not familiar with Android Things and the IoT world, just know that this platform "does the heavy lifting with certified hardware, rich developer APIs, and secure managed software updates using Google's back-end infrastructure", to help device makers focus on building incredible products, not the other stuff.

From the outside, it looks pretty much like a standard soundbar, frankly. So, as you can see below, users will be able to give users a quick shortcut to find more songs without voice commands, or pulling out their phone. Also, a separate leak indicates that it will enable gesture navigation similar to the iPhone X.

The Android operating system powers numerous world's smartphones and drives consumers to Google's cash-minting apps. We should hear more about it during the I/O keynote.

The next version of Android is nearly certainly going to get a mention tomorrow. 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.

"Over the past several months, we've worked closely with partners to bring products built on Android Things to market", Google noted in a blog post.

This is the first device of its kind and it's not going to be the last. Google says the Weave platform is also getting an update to make it easier for all devices to connect to the cloud and interact with services, such as the Google Assistant.

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Google has already included support for Actions that allows users to do things like turn on connected appliances, and the means to hear responses to questions from your wearable watch.

While the first stable build of the platform packs a number of improvements and tweaks outlined below, its overall goal remains unchanged, with Google still pitching it as the ultimate solution for IoT manufacturers interested in cutting software development, maintenance, and general deployment costs, thus being able to commit more resources to other aspects of their products such as hardware and marketing or simply increase profit margins.

Finally, it's the group messaging functionality, available via the Google Assistant. You can ask questions or tell it to control your smart home devices.

Google is trying to save its wearable technology platform by rebranding Android Wear as Wear OS. However, third-party manufacturers have been snapping up Chrome OS and baking it into their new tablets, and that's a good thing for everyone.

Google officials said the spinoffs have momentum. The automobile company, known for its focus on safety, announced today that the next generation of its Android powered Sensus infotainment system will include Google Assistant, Google Maps, and the Google Play Store.

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