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Google’s Android Things IoT platform will now focus on helping OEMs build Smart Speakers and Displays

Google announced Android Things as an internet-of-things platform back in 2017. The platform was intended to support a plethora of lightweight devices, but it has mainly been used to showcase Google Assistant-powered smart displays and speakers. Going forward, those are the only products Android Things will be certified for. In a post on the Android Developers...

Android Things 1.0 now available for developers to build commercial IoT products

What was once the domain of science fiction is slowly becoming reality, and Google is taking a major step forward in achieving that reality. The company today announced that Android Things, an Android-based OS for the Internet of Things (IoT), is now available for developers to build commercial products. At Google I/O 2015, Google first introduced...

Android Things Developer Preview 8 is now available with final APIs

Android is an incredibly popular operating system. It has experienced most of its success in smartphones, but Android TV and Android Auto have also experienced varying degrees of success. In December 2016, Google released the first Developer Preview of Android Things, a version of Android developed for so-called Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as...

Android Things Developer Preview 7 Brings New Bluetooth APIs, Console Enhancements, and More

Google releases Developer Preview builds on a couple of platforms, but the one for Android Things is handled quite differently. Google tries to hit a yearly update cycle for Android, so we typically see just a couple of Developer Preview updates before the final update. Android Things has hit its 7th Developer Preview update. This...

Android Things Developer Preview 6.1 Adds LoWPAN Support

We're used to getting a new update to the developer preview of Android Things about every three to four months, but sometimes there are reasons to push one out a bit more quickly. It was only a few weeks ago when Google announced version 6.0 of the Android Things Developer Preview, but they felt there...

AndroidTO 2017 Developer Talks are now Viewable on YouTube!

Over the past couple months, the XDA Portal team has covered the AndroidTO 2017 and Droidcon UK 2017 developer conference, and you can now view the talks from AndroidTO 2017 on YouTube! AndroidTO is the largest and longest running Android conference in Canada, with 8 years of conferences to date. The conference is hosted by Symbility...

Google Announces Android Things Developers Preview 6

Almost like clockwork, Google's released a developer preview for Android Things, its Internet of Things (IoT) platform, every couple of months. Each new version fixes bugs, adds new features, and generally improves the performance of projects built on it. On Friday, the company announced the newest: Android Things Developer Preview 6. For the uninitiated, Android Things (formerly...

Android Things at DroidconUK 2017

This year at DroidconUK 2017, there were a vast array of booths to visit and check out, which included the Android Things booth! For those unfamiliar with Android Things, it's Google's Internet of Things platform, a consumer extension of what Brillo was. Internet of Things (IoT) refers to regular devices given internet connectivity and computational abilities....

Google Prepares to Better Integrate Android Things with Chromecast in Android P

Earlier this year, we got our first glimpse at Android Things, previously called Brillo, along with several developer previews to date. Android Things aims to be an Android-based solution for embedded systems. As an OS for the Internet of Things (IoT), it's designed to work on systems with as low as 32 MBs of RAM....

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...