‘Android Things’ is Google’s IoT platform


Google last year released Brillo, an individual OS for IoT. The OS was to connect different devices and let them communicate with each other. Just now, Google has rebranded Brillo OS into ‘Android Things’ and has added some more functionalities. The company has released the developer preview of Android Things helping Android developers quickly build a smart device using Android APIs and Google services, staying highly secure with updates direct from the firm at the same time.

Google’s blog post read,

“We incorporated the feedback from Project Brillo to include familiar tools such as Android Studio, the Android Software Development Kit (SDK), Google Play Services, and Google Cloud Platform. And in the coming months, we will provide Developer Preview updates to bring you the infrastructure for securely pushing regular OS patches, security fixes, and your own updates, as well as built-in Weave connectivity and more.”

Google expressed that there are several ‘turnkey hardware solutions’ for developers to get started building real products with Android Things such as Intel Edison, NXP Pico, and Raspberry Pi 3. Now they can scale to large production runs with custom designs of these solutions with ease while continuing to use the same Board Support Package from Google.

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