This week is a lively Google I/O conference for the tech industry. Google will showcase a number of new products or services on stage. However, Google has already preliminarily announced the official launch of the Android Things operating system before the official start of the conference. In order to take good care of things safety device, Google has decided to provide updates for each device Android Things, free 3 years.
Google Android Things long-term support version provides free updates for 3 years, including monthly security updates, as well as occasional major updates. Google also offers extended update services if needed.
The reason why the IoT device is not updated often is similar to the reason that Android phones are not updated frequently. Manufacturers do not want to update. Google Android Things are closed source operating system, and the update process fairly centralized, rests in the hands of Google. Google’s efforts to ensure the security of the Internet of Things are Google’s very reasonable and easy to do.
Android Things come out in December 2016, now before the formal launch of version 1.0 to 8 RC version exists. Android Things provides Wi-Fi, Bluetooth low energy, and Weave protocols, allowing developers to develop the IoT applications they want.
Google also announced support to NXP i.MX8M, Qualcomm SDA212, Qualcomm SDA624, and MediaTek MT8516 based system module (SoMs), plus has previously supported in the preview version of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and NXP i.MX7D modules.