Google has just started taking registrations for its Brillo early access program
“Brillo brings the simplicity and speed of software development to hardware for IoT with an embedded OS, core services, developer kit, and developer console.”
Google launched a Brillo developer portal where code, development tools, and documentation for the Android-based Brillo embedded OS for Internet of Things (IoT) devices can obtained.
Google first talked about Brillo at its I/O conference in May 2015. To access the portal, developers requires to complete a short registration form and wait for an email invitation.
Googlers Gayathri Rajan and Ryan Cairns wrote in a blog post- “Brillo brings the simplicity and speed of software development to hardware by offering you a lightweight embedded OS based on Android, core services, a developer kit, and a developer console. You can choose from a variety of hardware capabilities and customization options, quickly move from prototype to production, and manage at scale with over the air (OTA) updates, metrics, and crash reporting.”
The OS works in conjunction with Weave, is a communications platform for IoT devices that enables device setup, phone-to-device-to-cloud communication, and user interaction from mobile devices and the web.
An embedded OS works with not just ARM and Intel x86 but it also work with imagination technologies’s MIPS CPU architecture. The Operating System gets small updates every six weeks, and bigger “long term support” updates come twice a year.