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Google skips Android Things OS for the Home Hub, uses Chromecast-based software instead

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

All previous 'smart displays' with Google Assistant are nearly identical under the hood. They all run Android Things OS (a specialized version of Android for IoT devices) on top of a standardized hardware platform (like those from MediaTek and Qualcomm). Most people assumed that Google's own smart display, the recently-announced Home Hub, would use the same software and hardware. However, the Home Hub is something entirely different.

Diya Jolly, Google‘s VP of product management, told Ars Technica that the Home Hub uses software based on the Google Cast platform — not Android Things OS.

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Google skips Android Things OS for the Home Hub, uses Chromecast-based software instead was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Developer Preview 8 of Android Things OS is out, final release coming soon

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Android Things OS is a lightweight version of Android, designed to run on Internet of Things devices (smart appliances, embedded devices, etc). The first Developer Preview was released in late 2016, and it has continued to receive updates since then. Most notably, Android Things will power the upcoming Google Assistant smart displays.

Today, Google released Developer Preview 8 of Android Things, which features the final version of the API.

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Developer Preview 8 of Android Things OS is out, final release coming soon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google releases first preview of Android Things Console

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

If you're not familiar with Android Things OS, it's a lightweight version of Android designed to run on Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The first Developer Preview was released last year, and there have been a few updates since then. Now Google has released the first preview of Android Things Console, which makes managing a fleet of Android Things devices significantly easier.

Things Console allows you to perform a variety of tasks, from creating a custom factory image to sideloading developer-created APKs.

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Google releases first preview of Android Things Console was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Developer Preview 4 of Android Things OS is now available

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Google officially released Android Things OS last year as a developer preview. If you're not familiar with it, the OS is a lightweight version of Android that maintains support for popular Android developer tools and APIs, like Android Studio and Google Play Services. The developer preview has received a few updates since then, with the last one adding support for the Google Assistant SDK.

Now the fourth major version of the Developer preview has been released by Google.

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Developer Preview 4 of Android Things OS is now available was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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