Control & Automation

A Google Home First: Local Integration with GE Smart Bulbs via BLE - No Network Needed*

If you guessed Google's first stab at local home-automation might involve ZigBee, Z-Wave or Thread + Weave ... you would be wrong. Google announces local integration via BLE with GE smart bulbs, along with a new protocol for pairing and control.

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Posted by Steve Hoge on October 10, 2018

Oh gawd, just what we need, another proprietary solution.  I pity the poor consumer who trusts Google to “do the right thing” without understanding that their chronic corporate ADHD almost guarantees this architecture will be abandoned long before the “smart” LEDs they bought to go with their Google Home have seen even a fraction of their service life.

1 Comments
Posted by Steve Hoge on October 10, 2018

Oh gawd, just what we need, another proprietary solution.  I pity the poor consumer who trusts Google to “do the right thing” without understanding that their chronic corporate ADHD almost guarantees this architecture will be abandoned long before the “smart” LEDs they bought to go with their Google Home have seen even a fraction of their service life.