Google release Android Things 1.0 on the eve of Google IO

Google release Android Things 1.0 on the eve of Google IO

Google release Android Things 1.0 on the eve of Google IO

The annual developer conference will kick off at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California on 8th May.

Given Microsoft's own IoT platforms-Windows IoT Core/Enterprise and the more streamlined Azure Sphere-it is perhaps natural to compare Google's offering to Microsoft's.

The design of the iPhone X is such that there is no room left for the home button that has been synonymous with iPhones thus far.

Google have also confirmed that they have been working closely with LG and iHome on their smart speakers and with Lenovo, LG, and JBL on their smart displays which will have Google Assistant and Chromecast integration. The still unnamed Android P has been available as a developer preview since March and includes improved privacy settings, plus tweaks to menus, docks, and settings screens.


For those not familiar with Android Things and the IoT world, just know that this platform "does the heavy lifting with certified hardware, rich developer APIs, and secure managed software updates using Google's back-end infrastructure", to help device makers focus on building awesome products, not the other stuff.

Finally, it's the group messaging functionality, available via the Google Assistant. We provide a robust platform that does the heavy lifting with certified hardware, rich developer APIs, and secure managed software updates using Google's back-end infrastructure, so you can focus on building your product. We should hear more about it during the I/O keynote. Four times as many smart TV shipments past year had Samsung's (005930.KS) operating system as Android TV, according to IHS Markit. Some are predicting that Google Assistant will get involved, as the company announced "voice functions for Android Auto" coming soon back in January, according to The Verge. Google says that the JBL Link Bar is the "first in a series of hybrid devices that delivers a full Assistant speaker and Android TV experience".

The Play platform should see some modest gains this year starting with Google News. That puts thousands of Google-approved apps within reach of the dashboard of any Volvo with this system.

Even though it was released in 2015, the Pixel C is still one of the better Android tablets ever made, mainly because most Android tablets are pretty awful.

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