Android and Google Nest devices can now communicate with Matter.
- Over 300 manufacturers of mobile devices have joined Matter.
- The technology makes use of the Thread and Wi-Fi protocols.
- Smart devices can function offline thanks to matter.
According to Google, its Android, Google Nest, and Google Home products will be compatible with other brands' smart ecosystems as of right away. The support for the Matter protocol on the aforementioned gadgets by the search giant has made this possible. The Connectivity Standards Alliance has created Matter, a next-generation unifying protocol that is open-source and free of royalties for connecting smart home devices (CSA).
Around 300 firms are a part of the partnership, which was first proposed in 2019 and includes big players Apple, Samsung, Amazon, and Huawei.
Google Nest and Android devices have automatically received updates to include compatibility for the Matter protocol, claims an official blog post from the search engine giant.
Google Home gadgets like the Google Home Smart Speaker and Google Home Mini Smart Speaker are among the current list of devices that are Matter-enabled. According to the manufacturer, support for Matter is also available for Google Nest products. In order to enable users to easily connect Matter-enabled devices to their home network, Google Home, and other smart devices, Google has also implemented Matter support for Fast Pair on Android.
The wireless technology used by Matter is based on a combination of the Thread protocol and the internet protocol (IP). As a result of using different technologies or protocols to construct their smart devices, different manufacturers' smart gadgets are incompatible with one another.
Devices that were previously highly reliant on internet access and the cloud to function can now function even when they are not connected thanks to the Matter smart home standard. The delay between human activity and smart device response is decreased by the decreased reliance on internet and cloud connectivity.
This is likely one of Matter's most important contributions to the ecosystem of smart homes, and it has the potential to fundamentally alter how easily and widely people adopt smart devices. Google also disclosed that it is continually collaborating with business partners to enhance the operating system for mobile devices.