Matter 1.1 is here, and it’s not exciting

A purple, blue, and white illustration of the Matter logo
Illustration: The Verge

Matter launched with a bang six months ago, but since then, it’s been awfully quiet. With only a handful of new products available to buy, delays in promised updates of existing products, and a glacial rollout of support for the new smart home standard from the major platforms — specifically Google and Amazon — it has not been the success many people (myself included) hoped for. And today’s announcement of the release of Matter 1.1 is not going to help matters.

The first big Matter update doesn’t bring anything new; it’s just bug fixes and tweaks. There’s no support for any of the new device types previously promised: no robot vacuums, no appliances, no garage door controllers, definitely no cameras, and absolutely no improvement on the…

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