Google to tone down Android Things production to focus on Internet of Things

Google recently claimed that it’s limiting its research on Android Things to focus on consumer smart speakers and displays. Dave Smith, the developer for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices and products, confirmed that Google aims to focus on consumer devices.

IoT refers to the connection of thousands of physical devices interconnected with one another, which allows them to share and collect data and information quickly. Google claims that it will not be aiming for supporting products based on Qualcomm, NXP, and MediaTek. The Android Things software developer kit can be easily used in collaboration with NXP and Raspberry Pi 3B hardware. Dave Smith claims that Google is supporting developers and their aim for Internet of Things, with the help of Cloud Internet of Things Core and Cloud IoT Edge runtime.
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By focusing on Cloud and Internet of Things products, Google aims to come in line with the services of Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. Google’s Android Things is focused on supporting products and services from NXP and Qualcomm. The previous progress of Android Things provided reference designs and support for developer hardware. Google recently finished its 10th release of Android Things managed the operating system for Internet of Things devices.

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