Android Things Developer Preview 5 Now Released

Google is having much success with its mobile operating system, but it wants to bring it to more platforms. Android Things is a minimal version of Android, intended to power Internet of Things devices and the first Developer Preview was released at the end of 2016.

Now, Developer Preview 5 is out with many new features and major improvements. The biggest news is that the OS is based on upcoming Android O, with new Device Management APIs, allowing apps to reboot or reset a given device. The new update adds support for the NXP SprIoT i.MX6UL design, and OpenGL 2.0 is also supported. There are still some issues that Google will fix with upcoming updates.