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Android Things uses three different APIs to control settings for the system time and available locales.

Setting the system time and format

Use class TimeManager to control different time-related settings, including the following:

  • Time format (12-hour or 24-hour)
  • Time zone
  • Auto sync time from a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server

Setting the list of locales

Use class DeviceManager to control the list of locales available to the device.