Researchers at Microsoft are working on to develop an operating system for homes. It would enable to develop smart technological homes.
Microsoft has started to think about the smart home development about a decade ago, so that the users can control everything in the house from TV to fridge to doors. It will combine the different stuff in the home and cause them to work together.
[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /]“It is no secret that homes are ever-increasing hotbeds of new technology such as set-top boxes, game consoles, wireless routers, home automation devices, tablets, smart phones, and security cameras. This innovation is breeding heterogeneity and complexity that frustrates even technically-savvy users’ attempts to improve day-to-day life by implementing functionality that uses these devices in combination,” Microsoft writes in a post announcing HomeOS.
The operating system will have a “HomeStore” app market allowing the consumers to purchase the necessary apps to facilitate them in their homes. If this operating system will get any success, then it will be a must for the companies to make devices to work in conjunction with the HomeOS, which is free for non-commercial use.
HomeOS is on trial in a number of homes as said by researchers. The researchers from across the globe are experimenting the technology.
“Experimental results show that it is easy for developers to write applications and for non-technical users to manage their home networks with HomeOS. A dozen homes have “dogfooded” our prototype, and over 50 students have developers applications and drivers for it.”
You can see the demo here.