Google is making a big move in the Internet of Things (IoT) world, with the announcement of a platform capable of connecting objects and allowing them to talk to one another in the cloud. Codenamed Project Brillo, the IoT platform is based on Android, but it is scaled back. This means connected devices should be able to work with less than 100Mb of RAM.
Google is also launching Weave, a type of single communication language for all devices in order for the connected devices to talk to one another. This should essentially mean that it will allow all devices to speak inside the cloud, create common language strings and talk to one another.
As Brillo is essentially Android, this means users will be able to use their Android devices to control any appliances that is connected.
Brillo will be available in the third quarter for developers, while Weave should launch later in the fourth quarter.