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Google announced Android Things, an operating system for connected devices, which is integrated with a communications protocol called Weave. Currently in preview, this combination is expected to power the next generation of connected devices from both consumer and industrial domains. Cloud IoT Core is optimized for Android Things through automated device provisioning and firmware upgrades. Developers can take advantage of this combination by focusing on the user experience instead of dealing with the connectivity and configuration.
During the early preview, Google announced that it is partnering with ARM, Intel, NXP and Realtek among others. ISVs such as Helium, Losant, Mnubo and Tellmeplus are the application partners specializing in Cloud IoT Core.
This new service from Google competes with AWS IoT, Azure IoT Hub, IBM Watson IoT in the public cloud domain. Given Googleâs strength in data and analytics, customers will benefit from an integrated, connected device management and data platform capabilities. Developers can get started with the IoT prototyping kit integrated with Google Cloud available from Seeed Studio.
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