Matter, the new smart home interoperability standard being developed by Google, Apple, Amazon, Samsung, and others, has been delayed. Again. Expected this summer, the launch has been rescheduled for the fall of 2022. Why the delay?
To finalize the software development kit (or SDK), device manufacturers will use it to incorporate their products into the Matter ecosystem. The code for the SDK needs more work to ensure everything will operate together smoothly – due to a more significant than expected number of platforms adopting Matter.
Why do we care?
The promise of an integrated standard has been hanging out there for a while, and while I’m disappointed to hear of a delay, I’ll choose to take comfort in the reason. If overwhelming demand means the Matter standard is better developed out of the gate, that’s good. Of course, it ratchets up the expectations further.
Anyone in the Smart Home space cares to get this one over the line.