A new report published today claims that Google is going to make a major move into the Internet of Things by unveiling a new operating system for connected objects. Apparently the company has developed an operating system that’s capable of running on low power smart devices while allowing them to communicate with other similar low power smart devices in the vicinity. Internally this software is said to be referred to as “Brillo.”
Today’s report from The Information also claims that this new operating system is going to be introduced under the Android umbrella next week, when Google’s I/O 2015 event takes place. It should be noted that Google has used the I/O stage traditionally to make major software related announcements.
There’s not much information right on about the user interface of this OS, the report suggest that it could be barebones at first and not a complete OS with different apps and services. Brillo is said to have been developed for devices with as little as 32MB or 64MB or RAM.
As you would expect, there has been no reaction from Google on this report. If it does have an operating system for the Internet of Things under its sleeve that’s destined to be unveiled at I/O 2015 it’s highly unlikely that the company will say anything about it when there aren’t that many days left till the keynote at I/O.