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Android at Home. Google extends platform with Open Accessory Development


Now Android the most popular operating system in the world. Google activates 400,00 android devices a day. Now google taking your home. In google IO conference google introducted open accessory development kit. The [email protected] platform will be made freely available to developers so they can write apps that control various devices, with the ambition that eventually it could transform your entire house into a single connected network.

Google introduces some devices as the examples what it can do. A wirelessy controlled lightbulb from Lighting Science, which can be turned on or off with an Android powered device. A Personal roboting platform, etc …

They also introduced an excercise bike that uses Android to feed back data to your phone, giving you information about your speed and calories burned.

The Projet Tungsten will allows you to controll music playback from your mobile. And google music is another service. By using google music you can stream music to your android phone from a google cloud server.

[email protected] will work on Android devices running Honeycomb 3.1 or regular Android 2.3.4. Google revealed yesterday that a future release of Android, code named ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’, would unify the smartphone and tablet branches of Android into one single operating system that works across all devices.

Ice Cream Sandwich will be available in the fourth quarter of the year, and will be accompanied by a partnership between Google and many handset manufacturers and phone networks to ensure that all users get updates in a timely manner.

Android Open Accessory Development Kit

The Android Open Accessory Development Kit (ADK) provides an implementation of an Android USB accessory that is based on the Arduino open source electronics prototyping platform, the accessory’s hardware design files, code that implements the accessory’s firmware, and the Android application that interacts with the accessory. The hardware design files and code are contained in the ADK package download.

LEGO Mindstorms at Google I/O
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