Source: Daniel Bader / Android Central
The new Matter connectivity standard, a joint brilliant home initiative involving some of the biggest, has hit a snag. According to a from Tobin Richardson, president & CEO of the Connectivity Standard Alliance (CSA), the bar is facing a delay. The original timeline aimed for the first Matter devices to be certified by the end of 2021, but that has been to 2022.
The new connectivity standard is set to replace the existing and disparate standards with oneproducts. This will make it easier for consumers to buy items like the without worrying whether or not they will work with their smart home ecosystem.
Google has already announced compatibility for some of its products, like the, and other companies have also committed to to support the new standard.
Richardson says the delay is so that the Mattercan “get it right” with additional specification development and other tools before release.
Together with our members, we’ve updated these go-to-marketthe Matter specification, certification, and testing tools, and the SDK is stable, deployable at scale, and meets market expectations for quality and interoperability.
Richardson also mentions that more members continue to be added to the group. He cites nearly 90 participants from over 40 companies, with a “40 percent increase in the number of commits” to the open-source SDK. That said, it’s not surprising that there would be delays.
The CSA and Matter Working Group, which consists of tech companies like Google, Apple, Amazon, and more, have provided a reasonably vague timeline and now expect the SDK and first device certifications to occur in the “first half of 2022.” Since the first devices may not hit the market until after those certifications are completed, we may not see theseuntil the second half of 2022. We’ve contacted the CSA for more details on what we can expect this delay.
For now, we’ll have to deal with our for a little longer.
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The new Nest Hub gets some valuable upgrades from its predecessor, including the new Soli sleepthat uses radar to tell you how restful your sleep was based on environmental factors. The new Nest Hub is practically future-proof thanks to its support for the new Matter protocols.