Google has officially released Android Things
Google has released the final version of Android Things, platform for devices of the Internet of things (IoT). Prior to this, the company issued 8 preliminary versions of the system. Still in beta period, many companies started to build products, and the market will soon be many devices that support Android Things.
The essence of the novelties is to give equipment manufacturers a reliable operating system that can work and third-party developers.
The current version of the operating system has a three-year support period during which Google will be releasing security fixes and other updates. For individual agreements for individual clients, this period may be extended.
According to Google, over the period pre-testing of the new platform SDK downloaded over 100 000 times. Over 10,000 developers have shared with the company information about the reliability of the system.
With non-Android Things you can manage up to 100 devices through a single console. Businesses with more than one hundred devices, you have to sign up with Google commercial agreement.
Things Android now supports devices based on NXP i.MX8M, NXP i.MX7D, Qualcomm SDA212, SDA624 Qualcomm, MediaTek MT8516 and Raspberry Pi Model B. 3