Google prepping a lightweight Android OS called Brillo for the Internet of Things

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Engadget reports via The Information that Google is working on Brillo, an Android-based OS designed to work on low-powered devices (think household appliances), also known as the Internet of Things.

Apparently, Brillo will only require 32 or 64 MB of RAM. As Engadget says, Lollipop requires much more at 512 MB.

The main benefit of this OS is that it would free OEMs from the burden of making their own IoT communication systems.