Android could shortly power your kitchen appliance, white goods, and an entire host of home devices that hook up with the internet.
The Information reports that Google is building an Android-powered software package codenamed: “Brillo” which will run on low-powered devices with as very little as 32 MB of RAM. Also, no screen would be needed to run the software package. By comparison, the everyday golem smartphone has a minimum of 512 MB of memory.
If true, Google is simply one in every of many who are building software package for IoT devices. Last week, Microsoft disclosed it’ll have a version of Windows ten referred to as IoT Core. Samsung bought IoT startup SmartThings last August for $200 million simply a month when it partnered with Intel to make an IoT association.
Chip designer ARM disclosed its own IoT answer, mbed OS, late last year supported a platform originally developed in 2006. And simply yesterday, Huawei declared its IoT OS referred to as LiteOS (it solely consumes 10KB of space).
It’s nice to examine such a lot of firms operating to support IoT devices though it seems like fragmentation goes to be a significant concern unless a platform or 2 emerge as frontrunners.
Why this matters:
The IoT (Internet of Things) refers to subsequent wave of good, connected home appliances and hardware. Google is probably going hoping to duplicate the success of golem that powers the bulk of mobile devices, with the connected home. The report didn’t indicate if we’ll see an announcement of Brillo at Google I/O, however we’ll keep an eye fixed out for it.