What if someday devices do everything for you without your supervision? What if your smartphone can detect your position and open or close the garage automatically? What if an oven can receive a recipe from your smartphone and get the meal ready? All this sounds too good to be true, right? The answer is no. This is the future and it’s happening NOW!
Google in its I/O conference this year announced Brillo, an Android operating system marking its entry into the Internet of Things market. The world is rapidly adapting Internet of Things and Google’s entry could be a boost to developers and manufacturers.
What is Internet of Things(IOT)?
What if all the physical devices in your home, office are connected to each other and are capable of communicating with each other? This is what we call the Internet of Things. IOT is the next big thing.
For IOT to reach out to users, three things are necessary.
- User Interface
- Operating System
Brillo is Google’s underlying operating system for IOT. Brillo is derived from Android. Or maybe a polished version of Android. The kernel, hardware abstraction layer and core essentials of Android are built into Brillo. Brillo can run on minimal hardware. It has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support built in.
Manufacturers can manage their devices through centralized management console for updates. Since Brillo is built from Android, it’ll have all the basic features of an operating system. Security being one of them.
How will the devices communicate with each other? Google has the answer for it.
The technology today is moving towards a stage where it is trying to take control over itself. While it is important that we have do not let it go out of our hands, it is a moment for all of us to be proud. After all, technology is all about innovation, innovation and innovation.