Android Things Preview 5 Released

Google has released the fifth developer preview of its Android Things platform for the Internet of Things Devices.




This version marks the first version of the platform to use Google’s Android O operating system’s code base to be released on August 21st. It includes new Application Programming Interface (API) features from Android O and new features for Android Things.  It is recommended that future applications target api 26 to work correctly with Android O.

With this version Intel Edison and Joule hardware will move to legacy support as they were discontinued by Intel.  These will continue to work with Developer Preivew 4.1 images.

Android Things  samples are now also included in the Android Studio developer tools.

More information Available at the Android Developer Blog

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