Brillo, an operating system from Google apparently will step in the Internet of Things business and ready to create smart environment. This OS is ready to join IoT business with their smart home idea.
Google Brillo is designed to run on and connect multiple low-power devices, connecting anything from a washing machine to a rubbish bin and linking in with existing Google technologies.
Brillo is designed to be a bare-bones system that allows easy connection between devices. It would give Google a beachhead into the expanding connected device ecosystem. Brillo is an expansion of the company’s Android mobile operating system, which powers more than half of the world’s smartphones. Part of establishing that beachhead is Weave, a competing standard to Apple’s HomeKit (set to ramp up later this year), which can work independently of Brillo and allows apps in the smart lamps of the future to talk to apps in smart soap dispensers.
“Weave is available cross-platform,” said Google senior vice-president Sundar Pichal. “You can have Brillo and Weave together or you can have Weave alone.” There will also be voice interface, so that when you talk your refrigerator will listen.
For instance, a bin could tell the council or city when it is full and needs collecting, rather than just on a set schedule. A fridge could detect when the milk is empty and order another pint. A heating or air conditioning system could track its owner and only turn on when they are on their way home.
The IoT has promised much for years – it was recently identified, by the research firm Garner, as the most over-hyped technology in development. Google is not the only company interested in the connected device space. Having bought IoT firm Smart Things, Samsung recently pledged to make every product it produces, from washing machines to smartphones, IoT-ready and connected to the internet within five years.
Samsung has said its IoT devices will be open to connecting to non-Samsung devices. Google, however, could be well placed to open up an IoT ecosystem featuring compatibility with other offerings.