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Android Things Swaps Openness for Rigidity to Bring Order to the Internet of Things

“What everyone refers to as the Internet of Things (IoT) is a huge group of small devices that are all proprietary, don't work very well with each other, and use software that's old as Methuselah and riddled with security holes. It's completely broken and it's a wonder that some products have been as successful as they are,” says Jerry Hildenbrand, Mobile Nation's resident nerd and editor at AndroidCentral, who has been known to refer to the IoT as the “Internet of Sh*t.” “To fix it you need cohesiveness. There needs to be a platform flexible enough for anything and everything, but rigid enough to avoid becoming fractured and broken all over again,” he continues. “That's what Android Things could be.” Android Things is Google’s new IoT platform, which has been created for developers who want to build connected devices. In other words it is an operating system, like Android Automotive or Android TV, but designed […]

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