Google’s Android Things to Now Focus on Smart Speakers and Displays

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By focusing on Cloud and IoT products, the tech giant is aiming to come in sync with the services of Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Tech giant, Google has recently stated that it has limited the research on Android Things and  will now concentrate on consumer smart speakers and displays rather than small and low-power devices such as sensors, cameras and lights.

Earlier, Google has accentuated the Android Things platform to power several smart devices as part of the Internet of Things (IoT).

As per Digital Information World report Dave Smith, Developer for IoT at Google, confirmed that the tech titan is aiming to focus on consumer devices.

He said that Google is supporting developers and their aim for IoT, with the help of Cloud IoT Core and Cloud IoT Edge runtime.

Google claimed that it will not be focusing to support products, based on NXP, Qualcomm and MediaTek. Android Things will now only work on the Snapdragon 212 and 624 SoMs. The Android Things software developer kit can simply be used in association with Raspberry Pi 3B and NXP hardware.

Focus on cloud and IoT

By focusing on Cloud and IoT products, Google is aiming to come in sync with the services of Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Google’s Android Things platform was in the development for several years before any products reached the market. It was the rebranding of Project Brillo platform of the company.

Last year,when the Assistant smart displays to start launching Google’s Android Things hit v1.0,. However, Android Things is not even used in its own Home Hub smart display.

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