What is Android Things 1.0?


During its Google I / O developer conference this year, the technology giant announced that its speakers with Smart Displays or Smart Displays will be available in July . He also said that Android Things 1.0 will finally come out of the developer version and will be ready to reach the products we saw at CES 2018.

What do both adds have to do with each other?

Smart Displays, or smart speakers with a display positioned to compete against devices like the Amazon Echo Show , were made with the simple open software known as Android Things, which is a simplified version of the Android operating system. This software that Google announced in 2015 gives developers the tools they need to replicate Smart Displays and to design new products based on Google with their own hardware ideas.

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The Smart Displays, which were first announced during CES in January, combine the functions of voice control of an intelligent speaker such as Google Home with a touch screen capable of playing videos and letting you play games. Google has a handful of models that reached the market and carry the brands of LG, Lenovo and JBL.

But what is Android Things?

Android Things 1.0: Google’s bet on home automation and the Internet of things

Google has been talking about Android Things for a couple of years now, but it just officially launched on Monday. Android Things is a simplified version of Google’s Android mobile operating system. Unlike the standard version of Android, Android Things is not aimed at dealing with all the complex functions required to run a phone.


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