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Android Things (codenamed Brillo) is an Android-based embedded operating system platform by Google, announced at Google I/O 2015. It is aimed to be used with low-power and memory constrained Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which are usually built from different MCU platforms.[1][2] As an IoT OS it is designed to work as low as 32–64 MB of RAM.[3] It will support Bluetooth Low Energy and Wi-Fi.[4] Along with Brillo, Google also introduced the Weave protocol, which these devices can use to communicate with other compatible devices.[5]

Google provides OEM implementations of Android Things designed for the production of Google Assistant-powered smart speakers and displays running one of two Qualcomm "Home Hub" systems-on-chip. Products have been developed by JBL, Lenovo, and LG Electronics.[6]


  1. ^ Google developing “Brillo” Internet of Things OS based on Android
  2. ^ Project Brillo is Google’s new Internet of Things OS
  3. ^ Google Brillo – An Internet Of Things OS That Runs on 32 MB RAM
  4. ^ Google announces Brillo, an operating system for the Internet of Things
  5. ^ "Google's new "Android Things" OS hopes to solve awful IoT security". Ars Technica. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Google Home Hub—Under the hood, it's nothing like other Google smart displays". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2018-10-11.

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