Internet of things and Google is the theme underlining Google establishing an internet of things (Iot) central system called Brillo.
Google Brillo is designed to run on and connect multiple low-power devices, connecting anything from a washing machine to a rubbish bin and linking in with existing Google technologies.
The move is an expansion of the company’s Android mobile operating system, which powers more than half of the world’s smartphones, and the recent acquisition of Nest – a smart-device company with a learning thermostat and smoke alarm. The purpose is to expand Google’s Android mobile operating system. Google hopes that it will ease sharing and connection between devices.
As expressed, the internet of things (IoT) essentially sets an environment where multiple devices are connected via the internet, appearing as cluster of shared information from diverse devices. These devices could be toasters, laptops, lights, including monitoring systems.
Brillo could be the nexus as a platform centralizing controls for consumers managing multiple devices and implementing antivirus and malware software to protect the devices. Security will always be an issue as diverse hardware is integrated to share data.