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The device itself isn't really particularly important here. While the boundaries between 'IoT' and just a normal network connection are a bit fuzzy around the edges, the general consensus is that the main requirement is that you're interacting with the physical environment in some way. How you reach that goal is up to you, and so it doesn't really matter if ...


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The error implies that the file you are trying to run (/Users/jampez77/Downloads/android-things-setup-utility/android-things-setup-utility-macos) is just not where you've said it is. Rather than trying to run it from a long path, which introduces more chance of a typo, try running it from the directory e.g. cd ~/Downloads/android-things-setup-utility/ sudo ...


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Short answer is NO, IoT is really a concept about "things" communicating (usually over the internet) with other "things", by this definition a phone can just as easily be a thing as a raspberry PI, or a PC. IoT as a concept is device agnostic. From an Android Studio point of view, adding IoT support means that common protocols and support libraries ...


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Sorry for the late reply. It turns out the problem was configuration related. I was using a 10k ohm resistor and I should have been using a 330 ohm one. The issue, in my opinion, stemmed from some decently confusing images in the Android Things "Getting Started" guide and the fact that the Raspberry Pi is more popular (so the instructions were geared toward ...


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Given that Linux devices do process scheduling, the application in Android Things is not going to be able to reliably check the signal coming from a 433 MHz radio directly. It just isn't able to check at 433 million times each second. But you can probably at some radio components to your receiver before it goes into your Android Things board, like an ...


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The standard model for android updates is now a rolling beta program which individual devices can be enroled in. This would provide a developer with a simple means to perform testing in advance of a consumer roll-out, provided they have a suitable test farm or collection of beta test installations. This is probably a better choice than being reliant on ...


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Is it true that Google will be pushing updates to IoT devices using Android Things without the device developers verifying that it works? Yes, for Android Things devices Google plans to push upgrades continuously without any device developers verifying it. Is this likely to cause breakage? It supposedly is being achieved by ensuring that the device-...


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Are single boards always necessary when implementing an IoT connection? No, Single Board Computers aren't necessary. Single Board Computers provide a very effective way to build a proof of concept, and are instrumental when the developers are trying to create the software stack. But, for a mass scale production a specific design is created. A specific ...


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