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Google launches Android Things, a new operating system for IoT devices

Google has launched Android Things, a platform for the Internet of Things that allows you to connect devices by encouraging companies to use Android APIs and cloud services that allow you to send updates and take advantage of voice control features.

The Mountain View giant explains that it has combined Brillo (a version reduced to the minimum terms of Android and a platform for connected objects to connect with smart technologies ") with tools such as Android Studio, the Android SDK, Google Play services and the Google Cloud platform, all by simplifying the development side of those who create smart devices.

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Big G is also working to integrate support for Nest Weave, a protocol that allows various devices to communicate with each other, with third-party accessories and with Google Assistant. Among the devices that already take advantage of Weave there are those of the Philips Hue and Samsung SmartThings line. Simultaneously with the presentation of Android Things, Google announces the support of some of the most important manufacturers of IoT devices, including Belkin WeMo, LiFX, Honeywell, Wink, TP-Link and First Alert. Prototypes can already be made using hardware development kits such as Intel Edison, NXP Pico and Raspberry Pi 3.

Google obviously hopes to lead the burgeoning IoT platform market. Among the advantages of its offer over the competition, its ubiquitous cloud services. Android Thing currently available as Developer Preview; other details at this address.

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