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Android Things

Build connected devices for a wide variety of consumer, retail, and industrial applications

The ease and power of Android
If you can build an app, you can build a device

The Android ecosystem

Leverage existing Android development tools, APIs, resources, and a thriving developer community.

New APIs for IoT devices

Develop with new Android framework APIs that provide low level I/O and libraries for common components like temperature sensors, display controllers, and more.

Trusted security

Take advantage of regular best-in-class security updates by building on top of the Android OS.


Rapid prototypes to real products
Anyone, from startups to large companies, can build commercial products at scale

Turnkey hardware solutions

Our certified development boards include the System on Chip (SoC), RAM, wireless radios, and more to get you started quickly.

Low barrier to entry

Start prototyping immediately with supported boards and a developer build of Android Things. There's no need for kernel, firmware, or board development.

Build products at scale

Shipping products is easy because our prototype boards are commercial grade. The same boards can be easily customized by your prototype supplier to fit your specific form-factor and other needs, all while running the same software.

To learn more about the hardware program, see our Hardware Platform Overview.

The power of Google at your fingertips
Build and manage millions of devices at Google’s scale

Google APIs and services

Leverage a wide range of Google services, including Google Play services.

System updates and support

We provide the system image, updates, fixes, and more, so you can focus on creating compelling products.

Large scale infrastructure

Push Google-provided OS updates and your own app updates, using the same OTA infrastructure we use for our own products.

Android Things Developer Preview

Get started now with the Developer Preview, so you can start designing and developing your own products. We will be providing regular updates with new features, and a long-term support release for commercialization in the coming months.

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