An Android for the Internet of Things: codenamed ‘Brillo’
A version of Android for the Internet of Things (IoT) is Google’s new development frontier.
Today’s versions of Android provide the application on devices with a RAM of no less than 512MB, which is the corresponding limit quantity for any mobile device. The goal of the project, codenamed ‘Brillo‘, is to make Android available on devices with just 32MB of RAM.
These micro devices form the Internet of Things, of which we now provide a brief overview.
“The Internet of Things is seen as a possible evolution of the use of the Net. Objects become recognizable and acquire intelligence thanks to the fact that they can communicate data about themselves and access aggregate information from others” (P. Magrassi , Supranet in “Dictionary of the digital economy”).
“All objects can acquire an active role thanks to the connection to the Network” (Casaleggio Associati in “The evolution of the Internet of Things”).
The goal is to draw a electronic identity that reflects the identity of the real world, its objects and its environments. Google’s intent with Android for the Internet of Things is to become the spokesperson and advocate of this great reality made for small things precisely, guaranteeing its technologies as the main means for such development.
If we have not been guaranteed anything official from Google, we expect official announcements or at least updates on the subject during the Google I / O 2015, Google’s annual development conference, to be held in San Francisco on May 28-29.