Create an Android Things product

Before you begin

Gather the following information:

  • Google account—A Google account to associate with the product
  • Product name—The internal name you want to use to refer to your product. We recommend that this name be different from the final marketing name. Developers can see this name in the console, but consumers don't see it. Maximum characters: 70
  • System on Module (SOM) typeHardware platform on which you are building your Android Things product
  • Product description—A brief paragraph that provides more detail to identify the product and its function. Maximum characters: 100

Create a new product

To create your product:

  1. Open the Android Things Console.

  2. If the Welcome page appears, sign in, agree to the terms of service, and click Continue.

    Sign in with the Google account that you want to associate with your Android Things product.

    The Android Things Product page appears. It lists the Android Things products associated with this Google account, if any. For new users, the Android Things Product page is empty.

  3. Click CREATE A PRODUCT.

    Create new product

    The Create new product dialog appears.

  4. Type the product name for your product.

    This is an internal name that users won't see. Collaborating developers can use this name before deciding on the actual product name. You can change the name at any time after project creation.

  5. Select your hardware platform from the SOM type list.

  6. (Optional) Type a description of your product.

    You can change this later, if needed.

  7. Click CREATE.

Delete an existing product

If you delete a product, the product information is deleted. Deletions cannot be reverted.

After deletion, devices flashed from that product will no longer receive updates.

To delete a product:

  1. Open the Android Things Console.

  2. Find the product. Click the ellipses next to the product name and select Delete.

What's next

The next step is to configure the product settings.