Google is looking to get closer to the hardware and own the IOT Operating System (OS) with its new Real Time Operating System (RTOS) Brillo...  

These RTOS are designed to work with very little memory and can run on chips to act as the brain to a connected device such as your refrigerator, golf clubs, smart lock, or anything else we can dream to connect to the internet.  

Google will be racing against others such as the Nucleus OS from Mentor Graphics,  ARM embed OS, Huawei's LiteOS, Contiki and Microsoft's IOT version of Windows 10 OS.

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- read the  FireceMobileIT article
- read Fortune Report.