This past Wednesday at WIRED’s Business Conference, Andy Rubin took the stage to share more about his new company, Essential. Having begun teasing various products over the previous months, we were eager to hear more.
In sitting down with Rubin, the conversation kicked off with how Essential plans to integrate AmbientOS across various home automation platforms. “What Apple has with HomeKit is a bunch of individual consumer electronics companies enabling HomeKit with their products,” said Rubin.
Rubin spoke confidently about the idea that AmbientOS’ power won’t come from attempting to connect to HomeKit directly, but rather connecting to the companies that connect to HomeKit. “They’re the ones that are plugging into Apple’s API…so the trick that I talked about on stage is that I can produce these same APIs.”
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