Android Things Earns Second Dev Preview from Google
Google has released a second developer preview of its Google Things IoT platform. Android Things lets developers create smart and connected devices using existing Android APIs and Google services. The platform relies on toolsets that developers are already familiar with, including Android Studio, the Android SDK, Google Play Services, and Google Cloud Platform. This second preview mainly tweaks the features and options available to app developers. For example, it adds support for USB Audio for the Intel Edison, NXP Pico, and Raspberry Pi 3 testing platforms. Android Things Preview 2 also includes: a library to provide native access to the Peripheral API; TensorFlow inference library for ARM and x86; and support for the Intel Joule platform. Google will eventually debut an Android Things mobile application API for Android and iOS devices as it works to merge its Brillo, Weave, and Nest Weave platforms. Developers can find more information on Google's web site.
Google Releases 4th Dev Preview of Android N
Google today made Android N Developer Preview 4 available to developers and beta testers. Google says devices that are enrolled in the beta program should be able to update to the newest preview right away.
Android N Preview Adds Multi-Window to Core Platform
Google today released a very early developer preview of Android N. Google hopes giving early access to the base code will help developers provide feedback so Google can push Android N to phone makers by the summer months.
Google Finalizes Android O Developer Tools, Releases 3rd Beta
Google today released all the tools developers need to create applications and update apps for Android O. The company made the final Android O APIs available through an updated SDK.
Google Delays Android Wear 2.0 Until 2017
Google today released Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 3 and also shared some details on the timing for the platform's public launch. The biggest addition to the preview operating system is the availability of the Google Play Store on Android Wear devices.