Whatever Happened to Google’s Android@Home?

TechCrunch

With just a few days to go before Google’s annual I/O developer conference kicks off on Wednesday, it’s time to take a look back at last year’s event. Besides announcing Ice Cream Sandwich, Google Music and a number of other new projects, one announcement that stood out from the slew of releases last year was Android@Home, Google’s entry into the home automation market. Google, at the time, said that it wanted to create a service that would turn your entire home into a network of Android accessories, with Android as “the operating system for your home.” Since then, though, neither Google nor its partners have said anything about this initiative.

At last year’s I/O, Google said that it had partnered with LightingScience to launch Android-enabled LED light bulbs that your would be able to control from your Android phone or tablet. At the time, the company said we’d hear quite…

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