Is [email protected] vaporware? That is the question I have been asking myself since Google announced [email protected] at Google IO earlier this week.

There isn’t a whole lot of information out there as of right now, as to what [email protected] actually is, will be, or wants to be. The details are very sparse. The only information with any sort of a timeline that I’ve been able to find is an article from TechRadar that says the first “product” will be due at the end of this year (2011).

I’m hoping that things will flush out from Google over the next few months. In the mean time I think it is time that I dive into some Android development. I’ve been meaning to do so for quite some time, but with everything else going on I haven’t had the opportunity.

If you recall my last blog post you’ll see that I’ve dumb’d down the house, so this announcement from Google about [email protected] might have come at just the right time for me. Is it time to ditch Insteon and move to something else? Only time will tell.

In the last post I made mention of the fact that I hadn't heard anything from SMARTHOME regarding my order which included in the USB version of the Insteon SDK. Well I called SMARTHOME yesterday and they told me that they would be unable to fulfill that order because the USB version was not longer producted, so I cancelled the order. Today I called them again and learned that their Serial SDK was still available, though it was listed on the site as backorder.


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