Project Brillo has been officially announced as the operating system that will underpin the smart home of the future, as developed by Google and Nest.
The system is based on a stripped down version of Android with minimal system requirements so it still has the developer potential of Android but will not burden devices.
It was announced alongside Weave, the language that will be used to link connected devices within a smart system. This will be a cross-platform project, allowing your smart phone to connect straight to your smart oven, for example, and it should be available by Q4 of 2015.
Google hopes that Project Brillo and Weave will become the dominant force behind the Internet of Things, connecting all devices in and out of the home and allowing everything to talk to everything else.