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Google launches its own IoT platform called Android Things

Google launches its own IoT platform called Android Things

Android Things software was initially a rebranding of Brillo, an Internet of Things OS Google debuted in May 2015.

The company is also putting in efforts to utilize artificial intelligence in other Alphabet business too like the Waymo self-driving vehicle so we should expect to hear more about AI-based products. The latest rumors peg it as a budget Android Go phone aimed at emerging markets, but even if we can't buy it here in the USA, we'd still like to see how Google can raise the bar for low-end Android.

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. So to enhance the messaging experience on Android Auto, the platform will begin supporting both group messages as well as RCS.

But Google has struggled to extend Android's dominance into other areas over the last four years, technology and financial analysts said. "We think we're setting a new benchmark for infotainment (in cars)". The party trick here is the Android TV and Assistant built-in. Presumably the new speaker will ship with the Oreo flavor of Android TV, which brought a new content-focused UI earlier this year, though the timing could mean an even newer OS. Although it's just a rumour so, the actual one might vary. These platforms are now available in hundreds of new cars.

Microsoft is now beating Google in two major areas namely security and hardware compatibility.

Google launches its own IoT platform called Android Things

However, with the rolling of the developer preview of its upcoming version of Wear OS, it teased few features like battery optimization, and along with that it also added a dark mode. So you won't even need Android Auto to use Google apps.

Rumors about Google developing a cheaper Pixel phone have swirled ever since the first Made-by-Google phone landed, but this year it may actually come true.

Given that Google's I/O developer conference starts tomorrow, it's a bit curious that Google decided to make the 1.0 announcement a day early. Not only that, but gradually it also adapted over a million Actions - including, most recently, booking movie tickets.

Google wants Android to power everything, and in December 2016, it released a new operating system to help - Android Things. The Pixelbook is basically the gold standard when it comes to Chromebooks, and now that Chrome OS-based tablets are becoming a thing, we hope Google is preparing to unveil a sequel to the Pixel C.

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