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Google unveils Brillo as operating system for Internet of Things


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The most common hotspot for the Internet of Things, according to Google's product chief, is the smart home.




"After weeks of speculation, Google has unveiled Project Brillo, the Internet giant's underlying operating system architected for the Internet of Things movement.


"There are a whole range of possibilities you can imagine," said Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president of product at the start of the Google I/O developer summit on Thursday.


The most common thing, according to Pichai, being talked about now is the smart home.


Pichai suggested imagining a farmer managing a farm from a smartphone or a city public transportation systems from traffic to parking spots also on the same platform.


However, Pichai acknowledged a number of hurdles for developers and consumers alike.


"You don't know how to build your software stack," Pichai remarked to the developers in the audience. "For users, it's really confusing to make all of this work together."


Pichai credited Nest, one of Google's most notable multi-billion acquisitions as of late, for taking traditional devices and reimagining them for users with the thermostat and smoke detectors, just to start.


Thus, Pichai promised Google plans to take a "fundamentally different approach" to the Internet of Things in the form of Brillo."


Much more here: http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-io-2015-android-chrome-cloud-announcement-keynote/?tag=nl.e589&s_cid=e589&ttag=e589&ftag=TREc64629f




For those who are confused as to what the Internet of Things (IoT) is, and what effects IoT has on them, read this: Internet of Things: Why your home is a connected device Tower of Babel It is here: http://www.zdnet.com/article/internet-of-things-why-your-home-is-a-connected-device-tower-of-babel/?tag=nl.e589&s_cid=e589&ttag=e589&ftag=TREc64629f


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