RIP Nest [Welcome Googlers]

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(Bobby) #1

The end of Nest is here. Welcome Google!

Nest’s entire platform team will become part of Google, which also resides under the Alphabet GOOGL -0.64% umbrella, in order to create a unified Internet of things platform.


(Beckwith) #2

I hope this gives them better focus which I think has been lacking.


(Marc) #3

Wow your title got me scared as I thought I would have to junk my 4 thermostats and 7 protects. This is no more of a restructuring that started with Fadell leaving/forced out. I think Google will rebrand them and have it very tightly integrated with their Google Now platform.


#4

I think they also got a lot of pushback after analysts started writing about the fact that the Google Home team had not coordinated in any way with the nest team. There were obviously some decisions that needed to be made.


(Greg) #5

This can only mean good news. Google aren’t going to ditch Nest given their investment in Weave and the upcoming Google Home.

I expect this means that IoT functionality will become more integrated with the Google environment - more open APIs, easier integration, Google OAuth -> Nest, Google Now and Google Home integration etc


(Marc) #6

Yup, this is positive news for Nest owners. They finally are taking the Berlin walled garden down and the possibilities are endless. I am excited about this.


(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #7

It’s no secret that I speculate Samsung might consider a similar reorg of SmartThings. Just a possibility.


(Beckwith) #8

I don’t see this in this announcement but I sure hope you are correct!


#9

The combined group also will continue to work on Google Home

It wasn’t clear what exactly they were going to do, but it was really clear that it made no sense at all to have Google Home in a completely different silo than nest and works with nest. :sunglasses:

Also, I just want to say one more time that it makes absolutely no sense for google’s Voice control device to have a name which can’t be, well, googled. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


(Bobby) #10

Hmmm, like Artik and SmartThings?


(Marc) #11

It’s a culture and philosophy that Google has. I would be shocked if they kept it the way it is now.


(Dan P Parker) #12

One step closer to SkyNet. With any luck the machines will take over before November 8 this year.


(Never Trust @bamarayne) #13

Let’s hope. Can only get better.


(Never Trust @bamarayne) #14

Mind Blown.