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Google refocuses 'Android Things' to smart speakers, screens

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is refocusing its Android-based platform for -- Things -- only on smart speakers and smart display categories.

"We are refocusing Things as a platform for original (OEM) partners to build devices in those categories moving forward," Dave Smith, for (IoT), Google, wrote in a blog-post on Tuesday.

Announced in 2016, Things was intended to be an (OS) by for developers to code for using the tools they already knew from Android phone coding - including displays, experimental gadgets, small robots, art installations, a projector, a 3D printer and more.

"Android Things continues to be a platform for experimenting with and building smart, connected devices. System images for these boards will remain available through the Android Things console where developers can create new builds and push app updates for up to 100 devices for non-commercial use," Smith added.

has recently put a bigger emphasis on using rather than Android Things as the connective tissue for smart devices, The Verge reported.

In January, Google announced "Connect" - a way to build into all kinds of devices, from simple displays to connected dishwashers.



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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 14:26 IST