back to article Imagination cuddles Brillo, Debian and OpenWrt for thing-devs

MIPS specialist Imagination has thrown its lot in with Google's Brillo Internet of Things (IoT) operating system, with the company prepping a development kit for the stripped-down Android derivative. The alignment with the Chocolate Factory plants another flag in the IoT market, without Imagination having to cozy up to …

  1. Bob H

    Android is a bloated Linux framework, so they cut it down to make it suitable for IoT.... clearly I am missing something.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Presumably the name Brillo is an intentional reference to scrubbing away unwanted accumulations?


    El Reg May 2015. Brillo is apparently "shine" in Latin American language.

  3. paulf

    "...who-thought-of-this-name Brillo..."

    Perhaps the same bunch of whale song toting, beardy man bun sporting, brand consultants that thought up Alphabet?

    1. Francis Boyle

      Re: "...who-thought-of-this-name Brillo..."

      Seconded. It's easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and easy to google. Plus no intercaps. What's there to complain about.

      Also they could have called it 'Vim'. That would have been confusing.

  4. Mikel

    Imagination and Google

    Open and free. This looks like a formula for some interesting stuff. Can't wait to see the dev boards they come up with.

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