Google Reenlists in the IoT Platform War

Will Brillo and Weave emerge victorious or simply fall into the ranks?

When Google announced Brillo and Weave at its Google I/O conference on May 28, the news excited some and bewildered others. How exactly would this new operating system and language fit into the already messy world of the IoT, where the competition for best platform is fierce and interoperability is moot?

Monica Alleven, editor at FierceWirelessTech analyzed what both technologies will bring to the IoT table and what they could mean for current standards like ZigBee. Her conclusion? If big players like Google and Apple end up fostering their own ecosystems without considering consumers’ need for interoperability and simplicity, then … Houston, we have a problem.

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