Google hopes that Android Things will be the brain of all smart devices, such as the networked light bulbs, thermostat, Wi-Fi cameras, doorbell, and even a variety of weird plant monitors.
SoftwareDevelopmentSDK has been downloaded more than 100 thousand times, and the console can facilitate OTA updates, and provide a variety of development features, and any enterprise can easily get on.
Compared with standard version Android, Android Things is a relatively streamlined one for running on a limited hardware (minimum 32MB RAM, up to 2GB RAM).
Even so, Android Things still has complete system services, such as Google Assistant and machine learning.
Introduction to Android Things (Via)
After this update, the technology giant wants to inject as many devices as possible in the operating system it manages, and emphasizes the support for "System-on-Modules", such as high pass SDA212 / SDA624, MT8516, and NDK i.MX8M.
As for prototype construction, developers can still use raspberry 3 Model B and NXP i.MX7D suite. However, it is important to note that Google is abandoning its support for NXP i.MX6UL.
In addition, the company promises to bring security enhancements through OTA updates, and the revised Android Things console allows developers to easily control peripheral input / output.
Google says that new devices carrying Android Things 1 will come in the coming months, such as speakers from LG and iHome, as well as JBL, LG, and associative smart display devices.