Tech Break

Jul 8th 2020

Tech Break 6317

"Hey Google" Smart Home Keynote

Google IoT Developer Conference
Category: TWiT Bits

Google hosted this virtual smart home IoT conference for developers, their first after canceling Google I/O and other events. TWiT's "Smart Tech Today" hosts Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli provided color commentary. Michele Turner, Director of Product Management for Google Smart Home Ecosystem Devices, gave a quick overview of several updates to Google's smart home offerings:      

  • New Smart Home Ecosystem Devices and routines                
  • Gentle Sleep and Wake                
  • Android 11 will have dedicated IOT controls                
  • New security controls for IoT devices                
  • More controls for state reporting                
  • New Local Home SDK with improved controls, smart home logs, statistics and analytics                
  • The transition from "Works with Nest" to "Works with Google Assistant"                
  • More "Home and Away" routines and custom routines for partners
  • Project Connected Home Over IP: Google is working with Amazon, Apple, and Zigbee to develop an open standard for IoT based on Internet Protocol

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