Google has rebranded its IoT OS as Android Things from Brillo, which is far far easier to remember. Brillo was based on Android but the platform has been upgraded to allow developers to use the same tools as for Android to make it easier to work on your IoT devices. Google released a new Developer Preview of Android Things, but that’s only one part of the update.
The other side of it is an update to Weave, which is what Google called the tools for getting IoT devices to communicate and work well together. The big update there that is interesting for us is that it should now be easier to use Weave to connect IoT devices to cloud services including Google Assistant. Combine that with Actions on Google and there could be some really cool things on the way.