Google has officially presented Android Things, an operating system focused on the Internet of Things. Android Things was born within the Brille project and will be in charge of connecting the world of Android with the world of Free Hardware and smart devices.
Android Things will be more than an operating system because will ensure that Android app developers can bring their applications to this new ecosystem as well as being able to connect Google services with this Hardware.
In this last aspect, Google Assistant stands out, Google's voice assistant that will offer a sound interface that will enhance devices with this software, although there are already some models that use this type of software.
Android Things will be another operating system from Google but destined for the Internet of Things
Users who have Android Things will be able to use devices from the Weave project and the Nest companyAmong them, the Phillips Due smart bulbs or Nest devices stand out. All of them will be able to use the Paly Store, Google apps and even third-party apps.
Android Things does not offer anything new in the IoT technological landscape, currently there are operating systems such as Ubuntu Core that offer something similar, but in this case Ubuntu Core It does not offer an app store like Google's but a smaller store.
Possibly the strong point of Android Things is its great app platform but it also has weak points such as little compatibility with the most popular free hardware on the market And the few products that are compatible with Android Things are priced higher than a Raspberry Pi board. Problems that Google will surely improve on its new operating system, but what? What operating system will prevail in Google? Android or Chrome OS or Android Things? What do you think?