Today we’re launching our Developer Preview of the new Cross device SDK for Android. First announced during the Google I/O ‘22 Multi-device development session, our Cross device SDK allows developers to build rich multi-device experiences with a simple and intuitive set of APIs. This SDK abstracts away the intricacies involved with working with device discovery, authentication, and connection protocols, allowing you to focus on what matters most—building delightful user experiences and connecting these experiences across a variety of form factors and platforms.
Google intends to expand this tool to non-Android operating systems soon.
So in other words what Windows has had for decades? don’t get me wrong I sincerely hope that Android gets to the point I don’t have to throw a nice octocore phone in the trash because the OEM refuses to put out patches but considering MSFT is trying to go to the Android “want the new OS and security patches? Then shitcan your old hardware” route? I’m not going to hold out much hope Google goes the other direction, especially since like MSFT and APPL Google is also in the hardware business.