Top mobile phone executive at Google, Andy Rubin is pro Android, to be point of having everything Android-ized. Android has been attaining success in leaps and bounds, and is a market leader in smartphone operating systems in the US, but Google doesn’t set limitations and hopes to go beyond smartphones, mobile Web, and tablet computers.
Big changes are already underway with those following the Google Wallet payment service, which makes your Android smartphone act as a credit card. Google doesn’t stop at exploring possibilities and Android is being worked with to be the perfect link between the virtual, and physical world by making smartphone apps capable of controlling home appliances, light bulbs, and medical devices too.
The I/O developer conference last month saw Google announce the Android@Home program. Here’s a system which lets Android phones and tablets operate appliances including turning on household lights, analyzing calories burned after a round on a gym exercise bike, and activating speakers in a wireless stereo system. At present, Android@Home products include LED light bulbs with the right tech so an Android device can control them. Sales will begin in December.