SAN FRANCISCO -- Google announced two pieces of software -- Brillo and Weave -- that will allow the company to power connected devices in the so-called Internet of Things. Google unveiled the products Thursday at its annual Google I/O developer conference.
Brillo is an operating system of connected devices that is derived from Android. The new Internet of Things OS is stripped down to power smart devices consumers may want to buy, like connected speakers or connected appliances. Brillo will be available for developers in the third quarter of this year.
Additionally, Google announced Weave, a technology that will allow connected devices to communicate with one another working with Brillo. Google said Weave will be available toward the back end of 2015.