Google is apparently building a lightweight operating system called Brillo that will be able to run on devices with as little as 32 or 64 MB of RAM for Internet of Things purposes.
Brillo will be based on the company’s Android mobile OS and is expected to be launched at the Google I/O developer conference that is scheduled to be held next week.
By 2020, research firm Gartner expects there to be 26 billion Internet-connected devices in the world, with the IoT market alone being worth $3.04 trillion in the same time according to IDC.
Google will be hoping IoT device manufacturers will adopt its Brillo OS the same way they’ve taken to Android OS, only here the number of connections will be far more numerous.
The fight to power smart devices isn’t going to be easy. Just yesterday Chinese company Huawei unveiled its LiteOS – a 19KB OS designed to power everything from wearables to smart cars.
Other giants such as Samsung, Apple, Microsoft, and Intel too are fielding their own IoT software strategies, expecting that just like the mobile sector the platform wars will favour just No.1 and No.2.