“Internet of things” is new market segment in electronics , communication and information technology industries. The next big thing from IoT is yet to come. It is well known facts that the big tech companies like Apple,Samsung, Google, Qualcom etc. will play important role in IoT digital market. I also expect that some more new comers can play a major role in this new opportunity by introducing innovative solution. All the IoT (Internet of things) hardware devices needs a software for the usability purposes. Obviously there are lots of players already introduces their hardwares and softwares platform and much more companies are yet to introduce. The diverse nature of devices will suffer from interoperability. I personally think that open source solution or standard can reduce the gap of interoperability and imparts the ongoing innovation. Here we overlook the existing new operating system for IoT devices. The rank is based on the available information from theirs respective web sites and search results from various search engines.


Alljoyn is open source framework by AllSeen Alliance. It is a cross-industry consortium dedicated to enabling the interoperability of billions of devices, services and applications that comprise the Internet of Things. It claims “It is easy for devices and application to discover and securely communicate with each other. Developers can use the standard interfaces defined by the AllSeen Alliance working groups or add their own interfaces to create new experiences.”

The AllJoyn frameworks has two variants one for non embedded devices and other for resource constraints embedded devices.

Top 5 Internet of Things Operating system      ( image credit : https://allseenalliance.org/framework/documentation/learn/architecture)

For more information go to link “https://allseenalliance.org/“.

 Google Project Brillo

google-brillo-0120.0(image credit: http://www.theverge.com).

Google has recently announced its new IoT platform at Google I/O named as “Brillo”. Brillo is a narrowed version of its success full android ecosystem. It has introduced new communication protocol “Weave” for IoT devices to talk each other. Google can play a major role through this Brillo framework. Weave provides seamless and secure communication between devices both locally and through the cloud. It’s integrated into Google Play services, so support is built-in to Android and also easily available for iOS. The next big news is yet come from Google.

 Kaa Open source project

Kaa is open source middleware platform. It can be considered a good platform for rapid development of products. Kaa facilitates the data exchange among connected devices, the IoT cloud, data analytics and visualization systems, and other IoT ecosystem components. Learn more from Kaa.

Contiki: The Open Source OS for the IoT Devices

Contiki is an open source operating system for the Internet of Things. Contiki connects tiny low-cost, low-power microcontrollers to the Internet. It can be freely used both in commercial and non-commercial systems and the full source code is available.

mbed OS

mbed Os is still under development. It is open source operating system for Internet of things. mbed OS is built from the ground up specifically for IoT devices. Read more from https://www.mbed.com/en/about-mbed/.

Note: The Internet of things are being exercised by big players and it is revolving. A lot of things are yet to happen but it looks like it will definitely changed our life style.

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