Google Updates IoT Platform with Android Things and Weave

BY Evan Selleck

Published 13 Dec 2016

Last year, Google unveiled Project Brillo, with Weave, to start supporting its own push into the Internet of Things.

And now the company is back with another major push for the IoT frontier. To start, the company is launching a Developer Preview for Android Things, which will allow developers to build smart devices that can more easily connect to a variety of different Google services:

“Now any Android developer can quickly build a smart device using Android APIs and Google services, while staying highly secure with updates direct from Google. 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 has also confirmed that it is updating the Weave platform in a big way as well. To start, with Weave, developers will be able to interact with Google services more easily, including Google’s Assistant. Google also noted that the updated Weave means that more companies can build products to support Google’s IoT’s efforts. That includes upcoming support from First Alert, WeMo, Belkin, Honeywell, Wink, TP-Link, and others.

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[via Android Developers Blog]