Google launches its own IoT platform called Android Things

Google launches its own IoT platform called Android Things

Google launches its own IoT platform called Android Things

Google I/O 2018 kicks off May 8, and we can't wait to hear what's cooking for developers and fans.

Google is expected to unveil the next version of the Android OS. Google is also highlighting startups Mirego and Byteflies who embraced Android Things to deliver a large photo display network connected to photo booths in Montreal, as well as a docking station meant to securely connect one's wearable to the cloud in order to upload their health data.

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The Android operating system powers numerous world's smartphones and drives consumers to Google's cash-minting apps. In Google's words, "Android Things is Google's managed OS that enables you to build and maintain Internet of Things devices at scale". Along with that, there's also native support for multiple cameras so that you can get Portrait Mode-style effects in third-party apps like Instagram. "If you're not, you say Android is irrelevant outside phones".

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Perhaps the most crucial part of this week's I/O keynote could have to do with artificial intelligence. And like every year, Google has precisely planned a hell lot of things to announce in front of the world, and pretty much everyone is very anxious to know what's coming. We can also expect more investments and features being added to the Assistant.

That said, Google has struggled to extend Android's dominance into other areas over the last four years, technology and financial analysts said.

Since these systems will be Android-based, Volvo noted software updates and new apps pushed by Google will be made available to drivers in real time, similar to how Android smartphone users get real-time updates. A new name is nice, but we want to see some substance to go along with it. The annual developer conference is bound to outline Android treats that tech enthusiasts have been anticipating for weeks, one in particular sounding very sweet.

JBL and Google announced a new soundbar that gives users voice control over a number of features and devices via the Google Assistant.

This has mostly to do with developers, but it should have some interesting reverberations on Android apps.

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