New smart-home standard for Android and Google devices has arrived

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Berlin (dpa) — Google has now integrated Matter, a new standard for smart-home platforms, apps and devices, into many of its Nest devices, from smart-speakers to smart displays and routers. Android smartphones and tablets are now also Matter-enabled, as long as they are running at least Android 8.1 and have Play services version 22.48.14 or higher. Matter-enabled smart sockets, switches, door locks, sensors, and lamps can be set up and controlled using the Google Home app. They’ll also work with iPhones and iPads as Apple’s mobile operating system iOS has supported Matter since version 16.1. D…

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