Meet Brillo, Google’s Appliance OS


Google wants to have all ten fingers and all ten toes into every aspect of your life, from email and documents to smartphones and smart cars. Now Google is looking to get embedded deeper into the smarthome. Google already owns Dropcam and Nest who develop smart devices for the home and soon they’ll also be in your appliances with Brillo. No, not the soap pads you use to clean pots and pans, but a stripped down version of Android which can control your refrigerator, washer, dryer and other home appliances. Not only control them but interconnect them in what Google has dubbed “the Internet of Things”. Sundar Pichai went over a little bit about “Project Brillo” at Google I/O 2015 and you can watch his 12 minute presentation below.

Brillo is held together by the Weave protocol which is what allows devices running on Brillo to communicate with each other. As you can see Google is pushing the envelope trying to make our homes, devices and lives smarter through technology. Are we in a place like Star Trek? Probably not just yet but that is the end goal to develop useful technology to make life easier. With all these projects announced this week it’s going to be interesting to see what comes out of all of them in the near future.

What do you think of Brillo? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

Last Updated on November 27, 2018.


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