Will Google Destroy ZigBee?
By The ZigBee home area network standard already has lots of challengers (Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, and HomePlug to name just three). Now it faces an assault from the biggest, baddest billion-dollar bully of them all – Google. Google recently announced it will create its own home networking standard as part of its Android@Homeinitiative. "But Android@Home is about home automation and home A/V, not smart grid," I can hear you saying. "How does it threaten ZigBee?" Two things:First, everyone knows that energy management will be an essential part of future home automation systems. Second, Google engineering director Joe Britt has stated