It looks like there’s another competitor who wants to take control over the Internet of Things. According to Google, Brillo is an AndroidOS-Based solution for home automation as it targets to have these gear to be featured in upcoming smart household devices.
While Brillo is just a basic version of Google Android, it will still get the job done especially when it comes to seamlessly syncing your smart household devices – assuming it comes packed with Brillo, of course. From something simple as light switches to something more complex like an air conditioner or even refrigerators, Brillo is looking to take all the household necessities to make it more convenient and user-friendly.
Smart Home Devices with Google
It is no surprise to a lot of tech experts that Google would like some piece of the pie when it comes to the Internet of Things. Together with Google’s Brillo, they will also feature the “Weave” protocol to which makes these devices communicate seamlessly with one another. So in other words, the Weave protocol is the gateway of Brillo.
What makes Brillo more compelling than its other counterparts as of this time is the promise of making device communications easier. By working as a team, each device can know what process it is doing so everything will be organized and on-the-fly.
If these features are actually true, you can expect a lot of consumers to choose this over other home automation developers due to the seamlessness as well as the promised reliability of Google’s Brillo. For the meantime, all we can do is wait for what it can really do. If we see the same intensity when Android OS challenged the iOs, the future of smart home devices are really looking brighter than ever.
More Competition for Smart Home Devices
Now that Z-Wave Alliance and ZigBee Alliance are not the only ones who are going to compete at the home automation supremacy – considering we have Apple HomeKit, Microsoft HomeOS, and of course, Brillo, to name a few – it would be harder for consumers to pick which home automation theme to use as one of the most challenging issues at the moment is compatibility with each other. For people who have already invested in one of the two pioneers, it would be a deal breaker for some if the coolest smart home devices were not part of their product’s scope.
For consumers who are on a tight budget, you might want to consider having the smart home starter kits first and stick to the product you have started with. At the rate we are going, there are newer advancements when it comes to home automation that looks very promising. Another option you could do is you could simply just wait it out for a few more months… or even years until you can finally get all the conveniences you are hoping to get. Either way, getting a smart home is truly a life-changing experience. If you are looking to live a hassle-free and convenient life then getting hooked on home automation technology is the right thing to do.