Google today unveiled Project Brillo, which helps developers to build applications for the Internet of Things. The move, announced at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, counters similar developments under way at Apple, Microsoft, Oracle and other companies that want to ease connections and boost communications between a new generation of IP (Internet protocol) devices.

"Brillo extends the Android platform to all your connected devices, so they are easy to set up and work seamlessly with each other and your smartphone," according to teaser text from Google.

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