Latest in Android home

Image credit:

Google announces Android@Home framework for home automation

Tim Stevens
May 10, 2011
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Want more Android in your house? How about Android in your house. Google wants to think of "every appliance in your home" as a potential accessory for your phone. The opportunities are seemingly endless, the sort of thing we've seen in the Zigbee and Z-wave areas, but sadly this implementation doesn't actually seem to be using any of those standards. The team teased ideas like lights turning on and off based on calendar events, applications talking to washing machines, games automatically adjusting for mood lighting, and basically little green dudes taking care of all the menial duties in your house.

One amazing demo was a concept, Android-powered device hub called Tungsten. Using RFID embedded into CD cases the device was able to detect the CD and add it to your library. Another touch and it started automatically. Yeah, the use of CDs is a little quaint, but the potential is there for amazing things in the future. We're not sure exactly when these accessories will be launching, but the first are expected before the end of the year.

Gallery: Android at Home | 7 Photos




All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
'Marvel's Avengers' hasn't turned a profit yet

'Marvel's Avengers' hasn't turned a profit yet

View
The Morning After: Black Friday deals on TVs, SSDs and more

The Morning After: Black Friday deals on TVs, SSDs and more

View
The best TV deals we could find for Black Friday

The best TV deals we could find for Black Friday

View
The best microSD card, SSD and other storage deals we found for Black Friday

The best microSD card, SSD and other storage deals we found for Black Friday

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr