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Samples and Drivers

Welcome to code samples and drivers for Android Things. Here you will find code snippets and tutorials to help you build embedded applications and integrate hardware peripherals.


You can get started with the following samples:

You can find additional code samples at the Android Things page on GitHub.


Google Developers Codelabs provide a guided, hands-on coding experience with Android Things.

Peripheral Driver Library

The Peripheral Driver Library offers support in integrating common sensors and actuators into your app. The library contains prewritten user drivers for popular peripherals available for supported Android Things hardware.

Building apps for Android Things involves integrating with common hardware components and peripherals. Many of these peripherals utilize additional protocols on top of the low-level Peripheral I/O that is specific to their use case. Implementing these protocols can be time consuming and error prone.

The goal of the Peripheral Driver Library is to simplify the integration of these hardware components into an Android Things app. It exposes a high level API that abstracts the communication logic and state management of each peripheral. For supported types, the library also connects the peripherals with the Android framework through the User Driver APIs.

The Peripheral Driver Library is open-sourced and available on GitHub. For examples using each driver in your apps, see the driver samples.

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