Eve is preparing to quit Apple HomeKit with a new app for Android

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Eve’s expanding collection of smart sensors, switches, and plugs will, of course, also be compatible with Matter as it continues to add Thread support across its selection of smart home accessories. This opens them up for use with Alexa, Google Home, and Samsung SmartThings. The Android version of the Eve app is probably going to ship around the same time as Matter, which is currently expected to release later this year after a few delays, though the specifics aren’t yet known.

The Ambient is driven by its readers. We may receive an affiliate commission if you click on one of the links on the website. Study more. Eve has announced that an Android version of its app will launch later this year, confirming its intentions to expand from being an Apple-only smart home company. Eve has now made sure that its selection of gadgets will be compatible with smart ecosystems other than Apple HomeKit by using the IFA tech expo in Berlin to announce the change.

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  • We do know that Eve will use over-the-air upgrades to update Thread-compatible devices to Matter when it launches, and this is as good a sign as any that Matter is actually prepared to launch this time around. Eve is one of the extremely rare third-party businesses that has never provided support for more than one ecosystem, thus this does serve as a pretty real-world illustration of how Matter might be useful.

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