Google Announces its IoT platform titled ‘Brillo’

Google Announces its IoT platform titled ‘Brillo’

A few days ago, a leak highlighted Google’s foray into the Internet of Things space, and Sundar Pichai has just confirmed it by announcing Project Brillo at Moscone West during Google I/O 2015. Project Brillo is essentially a simple operating system with only the core stack on board, such as the kernel, HAL, connectivity, device administration and BLE.

Project Brillo will run on an underlying communications layer called Weave, which will employ standardized scheme to ensure that all connected devices are listening and understanding what one of the devices on the network has to say. Brillo is built into Android, and any device can recognize connected devices. The platform will be available as a developer preview in Q3 of 2015, with the final stack expected in Q4 of 2015.

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Faiz Malkani is a designer committed to creating memorable digital experiences augmented by delightful interfaces. He's been working in the design field for over three years and is proficient in experience design and interface design. He also codes occasionally, with Android and Frontend Web being his preferred platforms.