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Google Aims To Break Into Smart Homes With Android Things

Google have announced their intentions to push into the world of smart homes with a new software suite branded Android Things.

The company says Android Things will be able to run on everything from connected speakers to security cameras and routers, making it easier for companies to ship smart home products by providing a reliable software backend.

However, that software itself isn’t a new development. Android Things is a update and a rebranding of smart home software initiative Brillo, first announced in mid-2015.

Google say that development on Android Things can be accomplished with many of the same developer tools as standard Android.

The move comes at a time when rival Apple is investing more and more resources into enabling smart home tech.

Whether or not it will end up being another AndroidOS or the next Android Wear has yet to be seen.

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