Not only is Android a great open platform that very well may be the future of smartphones. Not only does Android intertwine Google's Services so well. Android can now open garage doors. I mean it's an obvious conclusion right? Android and a Garage Door Opener goes about as good as Android and Gmail or Android and the Market.

All jokes aside, Brad Fitzpatrick is the one who hacked Android into doing the simple garage door opening task. The G1 uses Wi-Fi to fire up an HTTP request to his home server which in turn tells the garage door to open. Neat huh? Leave your keys and garage door at home folks, the G1 can do it all. Even better, in true Android fashion Brad released the source code.

What's next? What task would be ridiculous to see Android and the G1 do?

[Gizmodo]

 

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Android Can Open Garage Doors Now, WHAT!?

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"Leave your keys and garage door at home folks, the G1 can do it all."

Unless of course you need your keys to operate your vehicle. Seriously though, this is dang cool!

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So what if Android can open garage doors now? You should just enjoy the new feature as it is. It's true, garage doors didn't have much in common with Gmail before but now they do have Android. I am the kind of customer that likes to be surprised.
Kallie, San Antonio Garage Door

Wow, this is impressive, and it's the perfect moment for me to find out about it. I was intending to renew my garage cabinets anyway and if i add Android program to my garage door opener i will have the coolest garage in the neighborhood.