A Google partner has told me that the company is “looking to add more partners” to the K2 suite of software products, and has begun offering “customer-focused” solutions to partners.
The first of these will be K2 HomeKit, which is an update of K2 that brings support for Google’s new Home hub-based product.
K2 has been designed to help “the smart home” in a “tangible, tangible way”, the company said in a blog post.
Google HomeKit works with all existing devices that can run the Google Home platform, including the Echo, Nest, and many others.
Partner solutions will come with a range of HomeKit-related services, including “device-specific sensors and apps”, a “Home Hub”, and a “Smart Home”.
It sounds like a good fit for a smart home, I guess, but it’s unclear how much of an impact that will have on the Google ecosystem.
Google says it’s still evaluating partner solutions, but the “next few months” will be crucial.