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Connectivity is often the first challenge in the Internet of Things (IoT) world, that’s why more than three years ago we released Azure IoT SDKs. Azure IoT SDKs enable developers to build IoT applications that interact with IoT Hub and the IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service. The SDKs cover most popular languages in IoT development, including C, .NET, Java, Python, and Node.js, as well as popular platforms like Windows, Linux, OSX, and MBED. Since April 2018, we have added official support for iOS and Android to enable mobile IoT scenarios.
Today, we are happy to share that Azure IoT Hub Java SDK will officially support the Android Things platform. This announcement showcases our commitment to enable greater choice and flexibility in IoT deployments. Developers can leverage the benefits of the Android Things operating system on the device side, while using Azure IoT Hub as the central message hub that scales to millions of simultaneously connected devices.
All features in the Java SDK will be available on the Android Things platform, including Azure IoT Hub features we support and SDK-specific features such as retry policy for network reliability. In addition, the Android Things platform will be tested with every release. Our test suites include unit tests, integration tests, and end-to-end tests, all available on GitHub. We also publish the exact platform version we are testing on.
Learn more about building applications for IoT Hub on Android Things by visiting the below resources:
- A tutorial on building application for Android Things using Azure IoT Java SDK
- A device client sample using Azure IoT Java SDK on Android Things
- A repository of samples using Azure IoT Java SDK on GitHub
- Source code for the Java SDK is available on GitHub