NXP Announces Plans to Support the Google Assistant and Chromecast Built-In on Its Android Things Solution

NXP aims to simplify development of voice control and streaming audio applications in IoT devices


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), a leader in IoT solutions, today announced its plans to add support for the Google Assistant and Chromecast built-in on its Android Things. This will work to reduce product time to market and enable developers to harness the power of the Google Assistant and Chromecast built-in.

By supporting the Google Assistant and Chromecast built-in to Android Things pre-certified SOMs, NXP plans to enable Android developers to utilize their existing knowledge and technologies to productize new IoT applications and devices with a wider array of services and provide higher value to customers.

“Integrating voice and streaming audio services into a product can be a complex and difficult task for any developer. This will enable shorter time to market for our customers with feature rich products,” said Geoff Lees, senior vice president and general manager of the microcontroller business line at NXP. “Android Things has enabled us to get customers from product definition to ramping into production easily and seamlessly.”

NXP’s Android Things Pre-Certified SOM

Powered by the i.MX 6UL/7Dual applications processors, the PICO-iMX 6UL and 7D boards from TechNexion and the Argon i.MX 6UL board from VVDN Technologies speed development and time to market for IoT products. All three boards have been qualified and tested by Google to run Android Things at optimal performance. For more information, please visit www.nxp.com/AndroidThings and https://developer.android.com/things/index.html.

About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As a world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 31,000 employees in more than 33 countries and posted revenue of $9.5 billion in 2016. Find out more at www.nxp.com.

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