Google teases Android@Home at I/O 2011

  • Android has thus far contented itself with residing on smartphone and tablet devices. 

But Google wants to shake up the status quo and usher in a new age of Android connectivity.

    How, you ask?

    Well, although details are rather scarce at this stage, Android@Home will allow apps to connect and communicate with appliances and devices in your place of residence.

    Think of Android@Home as a control hub of sorts, which enables you to turn lights on and off from a tablet or smartphone.

    Of course, the briefly teased feature won’t be limited to just lights, but rather, will likely act as a control center for everything from climate control to music and security systems.

    Another related initiative - dubbed Project Tungsten - was also showcased at I/O 2011. 

    A Google rep described Tungsten as an Android device for Music which gives users more control over audio playback within the Android@Home network.

    The demo appeared to imply that Tungsten will enable users to stream audio directly from Google Music to any supported home (audio) device.

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