The Internet of Things (IoT) will bring computing to a whole new range of devices. Today we’re announcing two important updates to our IoT developer platform to make it faster and easier for you to create these smart, connected products.
We’re releasing a Developer Preview of Android Things, a comprehensive way to build IoT products with the power of Android, one of the world’s most supported operating systems. 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.
We are also updating the Weave platform to make it easier for all types of devices to connect to the cloud and interact with services like the Google Assistant. Device makers like Philips Hue and Samsung SmartThings already use Weave, and several others like Belkin WeMo, LiFX, Honeywell, Wink, TP-Link, and First Alert are implementing it.
<p style="text-align: left;">(Bloomberg) — Google Inc.s Nest Labs is opening up a key technology to other manufacturers of home-automation gadgets, seeking to keep its digital thermostats and other products at the center of the connected home. Nest is expanding Weave, its software for devices to communicate with one another, to developers — instead of limiting the technology to its own products. By doing so, more products can work together to control lights, heating, cooling, security and other things in homes.</p>
Nest, the Google-owned company that builds products for the connected home, has turned appliances even as mundane as thermostats and smoke alarms into beloved, sought-after Christmas gifts. Could it help do the same for other staples of the home: light bulbs and door locks, air conditioners and coffee makers, ovens and refrigerators? As Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and other tech giants race to own the home of the future, the winners will likely be the companies that manage to get others building for their ecosystems, much in the same way that third-party app makers helped iOS and Android mobile devices soar in popularity.
The Google OnHub router was unveiled recently as a sign that the mothership is full-on committed to getting into your digital home. Don’t be fooled by the classy, cylindrical design although we wouldn’t blame you one bit if you did, it does look really nice the router is powerful enough not just to bring you your internet connectivity, but also to be the central hub of Googles plan to automate and digitize your home.
At the heart of it, the Google OnHub is a network router. Google has partnered with TP-LINK to manufacture this beautiful piece of hardware.