Google Brillo is a lightweight OS for the Internet of Things

Google I/O may be the time and place for Google to announce its rumored lightweight OS for the IoT, Brillo. New reports suggest that Google is looking to hop deeper into the market, and create a real-time operating system of their own. This project would be separated from the Nest division at Google, but it would work on Nest units. Fortune was able to confirm Google's plan:

The plan is to launch the code at Google's I/O event next week. These operating systems are designed to be very small and take up very little memory so they can run on chips that might act as the brains of a smart lock or even a connected sensor. The world of these real-time operating systems as they are called is very fragmented, with most of the ones in use today being dictated by the chip. Most chipmakers provide an RTOS, as they're known, that works with the chip.

Google I/O is slated to begin on May 28, so there is little time before we find out if this all pans out. Be sure to keep it locked to Android Central for all of your Google I/O coverage.

Source: Fortune