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AndroidTO 2017 Has Come To A Close: Check Out The Excellent Developer Talks On YouTube!

This year’s AndroidTO conference has just come to a close, and for the first time the XDA Portal was able to attend in person! AndroidTO is the largest and longest running Android conference in Canada, with 8 years of conferences to date. The conference is hosted by Symbility Intersect at the MaRS Discovery District in...

Android Things Developer Preview 5 Released

With Android O on the horizon,  Android Things Developer Preview 5 has been released. With this comes a version jump to an Android O base, OpenGL ES 2.0 support and WebView support for the Raspberry Pi. There are also new Device Management APIs and permission now needs to be granted to an app to manage...

Google Announces a Developer Preview of the Android Things Console

Google initially announced Brillo back during the 2015 Google I/O tech event and that was said to be the company's IoT platform. It has evolved and grown since that initial announcement and was officially rebranded as Android Things right at the end of last year. Android Things is such a new venture for Google that...

Android Things Developer Preview 4 Released, New Hardware and Full Google Assistant SDK Added

Yesterday marked the release of Android Things Developer Preview 4, inching ever closer to the official release of Google’s low-power OS made for IoT devices. Details were posted in a blog entry on the Android-developers website. What’s New Earlier this month Google announced a partnership with AIY by releasing a co-produced build-your-own Google Home kit. Built on...

Google Releases the 3rd Developer Preview of Android Things

Brillo was originally supposed to be Google's IoT platform, and while it did receive some attention when it was announced, it ultimately hasn't really caught on the way many had hoped. So in order to unify things a bit more, Google decided to rebrand Brillo to Android Things back in December of last year. The...

Android Things Developer Preview 2 Released – Tensorflow, Peripheral I/O Among Lib’s Added

Today the Android Developers Blog announced the release of Developer Preview 2 for Android Things – Google’s lightweight, Android-based OS for all Things IoT. For those looking to build smart devices, or apps to interact with them, Android Things offers a platform which provides access to Google Play Services and the Google Cloud Platform while...

[UPDATED] Smart Home & Home Automation Protocols Guide: Creating Your IoT Paradise

Smart home popularity has risen substantially over the past few years, and even the past few months. CES 2017 set the scene for another small explosion of these devices as Apple, Google, and Amazon all expanded their smart home ecosytems – albeit at different rates – with Amazon’s Alexa assistant boasting the most growth. Thrust into the...

Google announces updates to its Internet of Things (IoT) Platform

Fascination with technological advancements is a facet that we all likely share here at XDA. With each new generation of Android devices, most companies push incremental changes to their hardware line-up. Some, however, take a leap of faith and introduce new devices that test our imaginations to their very limits. One innovation that has captured the...