Google has just launched the first stable version of Android Things, the operating system for the development of connected devices, a complete robust platform where Google handles the heavy part so that device developers focus only on their own devices.
Google points out that in the preview phase, the Android Things SDK has been downloaded more than 100,000 times.
With the launch of Android Things 1.0, Google also launches the compatibility of its platform with the new systems-in-modules (SoM) based on the hardware platforms NXP i.MX8M, Qualcomm SDA212, Qualcomm SDA624 and MediaTek MT8516, thus joining devices based on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and NXP i.MX7D, with certificates for use in production with guaranteed support for three years.
Google notes that the development hardware and reference designs for the aforementioned SoM will be available in the coming months.
Regarding the use of the Android Things Console for software updates, Google points out that it is limited to 100 active devices for non-commercial use, although those developers who intend to launch a commercial product based on Android Things or exceed the barrier of the 100 devices, they must sign a distribution agreement.
And finally, Google aims that from now until the end of this next summer will arrive connected devices for end users