By Sara Jerome - 06/13/11 04:41 PM EDT
The San Jose Mercury News has a look at one of the next frontiers for Google: the home.
The tech giant's ambition is to control objects in the home via the smartphone in a way that goes well beyond a "universal remote." The phone would control everything from light bulbs to medical devices.
"Why not enable any physical device that exists to be influenced by or monitored by or controlled by a user, in a way that's as convenient as possible? And in doing that, because (Android is) a platform for applications, we enable a whole new universe of application types that developers can create," said Joe Britt, the director of Android@Home.
The article frames the effort as Google moving beyond the mobile Web. Full article here.