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Google Targets IoT with Android Things

Google brings Android and its ecosystem to the development of IoT devices. Developers will write applications to these devices similarly to how they write for mobile ones. Google has included some of the main Brillo technologies into their mobile operating system, calling the new solution targeted at IoT devices Android Things. This embedded operating system contains, besides the usual Android API and the library to access various Google services, a new library called Things Support Library which comes with two main features: a Peripheral I/O API enabling access to sensors and actuators through several protocols and interfaces (GPIO, PWM, I2C, SPI, UART), and a User Driver API that makes it possible to to add new device drivers to an application, useful to inject hardware events into the system, making them available to applications.

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