On 7th May 2018, Google launched its Android operating system for home appliances and other machines; Android Things. Android Things for appliances has been introduced after somewhat vice-versa results with cars, smartwatches, and televisions. The Android Things launch has happened prior to Google’s annual conference for developers.
It will probably use Google Assistant to help smart appliances compatible with Android Things.
According to a Gadgets360 report, Venkat Rapaka (a product management director at Google) said, “The goal is to enable them to be built faster, cheaper and more secure.”
Android offshoots look to give users a steady interface across devices. Google and its business partners benefit from this and follow a standard way to distribute their products and applications.
Hardware manufacturers for Android aren’t changed by Google much. The tech giant generates revenue when consumers use new gadgets to use search, watch videos on YouTube, buy in Play Store. The OS powers most of the world’s smartphones and attracts consumers to Google’s paid content.
Android Things Launch: What Will Happen?
The Android Things launch has happened soon, as Google has found it problematic to extend Android strength in other areas (according to experts).
Android Automotive hasn’t yet been properly rooted in any cars. Smartwatch packages with Google’s Wear OS have been outnumbered five-to-one by rival Apple devices in 2017 ( according to research firm IDC, as reported by Gadgets360).
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The search giant has also announced that it will be rolling out OTA software updates for devices on Android Things. It will also offer free stability fixes and security patches for three years. Options for extended support will also be there. Non-commercial devices will have restricted use of the Android Things console. The Android Things launch also marks a new console interface. It can be used by developers to configure hardware peripherals.
The Android Things launch comes with SoMs support. It will be based on NXP i.MX8M, Qualcomm SDA212, MediaTek MT8516 and Qualcomm SDA624 platforms. Qualcomm announced in 2016 that it would partner with Google to add support for Android Things in Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. More details on official source here.