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5 Ways Google's Brillo OS Will Transform Home Automation

At the Google I/O developer conference, the company unveiled a new consumer-focused Internet of Things operating system called Brillo.

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Brillo In The Home

Google on Thursday unveiled Brillo, its new operating system that will give smart capabilities to devices in consumers' houses.

The announcement, made at the Google I/O developer's conference, pushes Google further into the Internet of Things market.

In 2014, the company first dipped into the home automation market by acquiring Nest, a home automation company that designs and manufactures Wi-Fi-enabled, programmable home features like thermostats and smoke detectors.

In addition to Brillo, Google released other mobility-related news Thursday, like upgrades to its intelligent personal assistant, Google Now, and its Photos app. Google also introduced its newest OS, Android M, which will succeed Android Lollipop.

Following are five features of Brillo.

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