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Google has advanced its smart-home strategy by agreeing to enable ZigBee devices to work over the Thread protocol it is championing.


  • With ZigBee devices able to work over Thread networks, the smart home has taken an important step toward interoperability among protocols.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses how the agreement between ZigBee and Thread affects Google's own smart-home strategy.
  • Identify the key players in the Thread Group.

Key questions answered

  • How does this agreement fit into Google's wider commercial strategy, and into its smart-home strategy?
  • What are the benefits for Thread and ZigBee?

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  • Summary
  • Google gets into the home
  • Thread and ZigBee partnership to cut fragmentation


  • Further reading
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