During Google I/O 2015, Google announced Project Brillo, which will power connected devices that are considered part of the “Internet of Things.” Google also announced “Weave,” which is a set of developer tools that allows smartphones, the cloud and devices powered by Brillo to talk to one another.

So, for example, you might use your smartphone to control a Brillo-powered gadget with your voice, which routes your request from your phone, through the cloud, and to the connected Brillo-powered product. Brillo will launch as a developer preview during the third quarter of this year, while the full stack of Weave will hit during the fourth quarter of the year.

That suggests the first Brillo devices will launch sometime in 2016, and we can’t wait to see what they offer.