Google is officially bringing the near-universal smart home control standard, dubbed Matter, to its self and Nest-branded gadgets. And that’s going to include Android devices, reports indicate. That’s following an announcement made by the company in conjunction with this year’s Google I/O 2021 event.

For clarity, Matter is a standard being developed by Google alongside Apple, Amazon, Samsung, the Zigbee Alliance, and other companies. Including the most recent addition to the group, Nanoleaf. In effect, the standard seeks to take control of smart devices more universal.

So, whether a user is controlling their smart home from an Android, Fire, or iOS device, via the plethora of available apps and services, or directly from a smart speaker or hub, they will be able to control other gadgets that are using Matter standards under the hood. That’s once device makers get around to updating the software on those gadgets. Or release new ones with the support built-in.

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