My apologies if this is not interesting or old news here. I saw this today on Slashdot. Apparently Google wants to push the Android platform as a controller for home automation. A quote:
"With more than 400,000 Android devices being activated worldwide every day and a global community of 450,000 independent Android software developers, Google hopes appliance manufacturers will be willing to embed the company's "Tungsten" control technology in their products, and that consumers will be willing to spend the money to buy Google's wireless control "bridge" that will connect individual appliances to an Android device through a home Wi-Fi network."