There were so many great things with substance to come out of Google I/O that it was a bit mind boggling to say the least. I love the direction Google and Android are headed and I can’t wait to see the major technologies that will unfold with Google and Android integration on board. One of the demonstrations held at Google I/O gave the ability to see just what the future might hold for Android in your home. The goal? To have the Android OS control everything under your roof silly. Check out the demo below given by Lighting Science displaying how the Android OS, via an application, can control your lighting source at home using light bulbs with transceivers in them.
The Android@Home framework uses an entirely new protocol which allows the wireless network to communicate with any given device. Google and Lighting Science have been hush hush on what exactly that protocol entails. Well, no worries as we’ll soon find out. The only guarantee we’ve received is that the technology will be of both low power consumption and low bandwidth. Once all is said and done, one will then have the ability to control their lighting. In addition, you will be able to dim lights, sets schedules and even have the technology sense when your device is near, automatically turning lights on for you when you approach. Hit the break for a quick demo by a Lighting Science rep and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. There’s no word yet on what the technology will cost you, but we’re told it won’t be too expensive. » Read the rest