Android Things is Google's new IoT OS

Google has announced the developer preview of Android Things, which is the company's Internet of Things competitor for Windows 10 IoT Core. The project started out as Project Brillo and was announced last year at I/O 2015.

With Android Things, Google is planning to make it easier for developers to create new experiences with connected devices with the help of tools such as Android Studio, the Android SDK, Google Play Services and the Google Cloud Platform. The company has revealed that the Android Things Developer Preview will be updated in the near future to support updates, security fixes and patches issued by developers.

Some of the IoT hardware currently supported by Android Things includes Intel Edison, NXP Pico, Raspberry Pi 3 and custom implementations of these boards. A complete list of supported hardware is available on the Android Developer website.

In addition to the launch of the Developer Preview, the company also announced updates to its Weave platform. Using Weave, developers can now make devices communicate with Google Assistant and also connect to other cloud services effortlessly. Google has also revealed that it will be merging Google Weave and Nest Weave in the near future, and developers can implement integration based on both systems once it happens.

Source: Google Developers Blog via Ars Technica

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