The Internet of Things is among those ideas that has actually been around for a while but hasn’t actually come to proper fulfillment yet. Google seems to believe that it can be the one to arrange that issue out, although it currently tried back in 2011 and after that silently killed the project off. Perhaps the second time is a beauty.
Speaking at today’s opening of the Google I/O 2015 designer conference, Sundar Pichai, Senior citizen Vice President at Google, described the company’s plans for Task Brillo.
The idea behind the brand-new job is to provide third-party devices such as child monitors, lights, door locks and other in-home gizmos a way to communicate thanks to a pared down version of Android that they would theoretically all be running – – sort of like Apple’s HomeKit. It’s Android Jim, however not as we know it – – after all, not everyone can get Android running appropriately on a smartphone so can you envision the turmoil of trying to press it into a garage door lock?
While real details on how any of the Project Brillo stuff will work for the end user are scarce, designers were treated to some info on exactly what Google is calling ‘‘ Weave.’ Created to be the technology that allows all this kit to talk with each other, Weave will certainly offer devices a method to tie tasks and occasions together.
Picture having a coffee elliptical trainer that kicks into gear as quickly as you open your front door, or a residence alarm that arms itself up whenever your car leaves the garage. The possibilities are extremely limitless, but with Google not ready to deliver the designer devices needed for Job Brillo up until Q3 of this year and Weave not all set till a month or 2 after that makes a look, you’re going to have to wait before the Web of Things finds a method into your living-room.
The Google I/O event is just starting so expect to hear more details about Task Brillo and the current version of Android over the coming days. These are interesting times for Google, let’s see where they take us.