An announcement on the Android Developers blog sounds the death knell for Android Things in most of the areas considered mainstream IoT.

Smart home technology is intended to make our homes more more convenient to control and better protected. An unwanted side-effect is that the devices used introduce an easy way for hackers to take over. Recognizing this danger, the US  Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched the IoT Home Inspector Challenge.10tchallsq

Google has announced a public developer preview of Android Things, a rebranding of Project Brillo, its Android-based operating system for the Internet of Things, which until now has been restricted to invitation-only access.