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Google announced its first OS designed specifically for the Internet of Things at Google I/O 2015 today. Brillo is based on a stripped down version of Android that can run on minimal system requirements, perfect for devices like smart light bulbs, doorknobs and thermostats.
At last night's CES 2015 keynote address, Samsung Electronics president and CEO called for greater industry collaboration and openness to enable a more connected future built around the Internet of Things (IoT).
Tech News Archos looks to become a major player in the connected home by opening up its Smart Home system
Device-maker Archos is opening up their Smart Home system so you can easily link up all your connected home devices.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung has just announced that it has acquired startup SmartThings, with the deal believing to have cost them around US$200 million.
Tech News Intel to Focus on the Internet of Things
With up to 50 billion Internet of Things devices installed in the world by 2020, Intel is working aggressively to bring its familiar x86 architecture into the IoT and wearables world. Today at IDF 2014 in Shenzhen, China, Intel CEO unveiled new products and solutions to drive the growth of IoT.
Intel has announced the extension of Intel Edison to a family of development boards. The key development is the use of a 22nm Intel Silvermont dual-core Atom SoC to replace the Quark SoC. Initially, Intel said the Edison development board was supposed to be based on the latter.
According to TechCrunch, Intel has bought Basis for US$100 million. The alleged target of acquisition is a San Francisco-based startup that makes wearable health trackers.