Google launches its own IoT platform called Android Things

08 May, 2018, 01:24 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Google launches its own IoT platform called Android Things

It's that time of the year when the tech world - developers and tech geeks alike - congregates at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Future Volvo cars, therefore, shall offer drivers up-to-date information as well as predictive services. Given how much of Oreo's changes happened behind the scenes, it stands to reason that we're in for a more consumer-facing update for the OS this time out.

For Android users, at least, the Google-Volvo partnership should make life easier.

Are you a fan of Google's Android Auto platform? It also has four HDMI ports (presumably three in, one out) and supports HDMI switching in the soundbar itself, so it can act as a basic AV receiver as well.

In each category, Google's Android system posted less market share a year ago than manufacturer-customized Android variants, which are less fruitful for Google because they typically are not pre-loaded or compatible with its apps. However, nowadays people expect something more from the rapid evolving Technology.

Google today announced the launch of Android Things 1.0, its Internet of Things platform. Although it's just a rumour so, the actual one might vary.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I  O developers conference in Mountain View California
Google launches its own IoT platform called Android Things

The features will be available for Volvo's next-generation cars over the next few years.

While the JBL Link Bar is likely to take some of the wind out of Sonos' sails, keep in mind that Sonos not only has a more robust multi-room audio platform of its own design going for it, but also its last product - the Sonos One - was easily the best-sounding smart speaker released a year ago. The company goes on to say that "even after the official support window ends, you will still be able to continue to push app updates to your devices".

Ever since Google came up with their native Google Assistant, it turned out to be a spotlight for them. Launched ahead of Google I/O 2018, the new gadget is created to plug into a TV and bring all of Google's media streaming and voice control technologies in one fell swoop. Not only that, but gradually it also adapted over a million Actions - including, most recently, booking movie tickets. In January, Google announced the integration of its Assistant software into Android Auto for voice functions. It is also expected that Google might also introduce something new to the table for Chrome OS.

So we'll see what happens here.

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