Google's head of hardware Rick Osterloh announced this afternoon that Nest will "join forces" with Google's hardware team. This move is long overdue, and it will hopefully enable more integration between Nest products and Google's hardware roster. Here you'll find the latest product reviews, news, and how-tos to help you connect your surroundings to the internet in the smartest way possible. Google hasn't released sales figures for its Google Home speaker line, but various research firms have estimated Amazon controls about 70 percent of the United States smart speaker market, which means Google has a lot of catching up to do.
When Alphabet blew up its corporate structure back 2015, Nest was regarded as one of the model "Other Bets," but the unit subsequently experienced product struggles and departure of its CEO. "It just makes sense to be developing them together", Osterloh told CNET. According to CNet, the Nest branding isn't going anywhere anytime soon, but it doesn't seem insane to envision a time when every piece of Google hardware is sold under its own name, in the interest of simplifying things for customers. It also plans to offer more bundled deals for Nest and Google home devices, and may integrate Google accounts into the Nest app. Since Google reorganized into Alphabet in 2015, Nest has existed as a separate company within Alphabet's "Other Bets"-a group of companies that essentially aren't Google, but that Alphabet thinks could one day be as important as Google".
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Nest, which has previously operated as an Alphabet subsidiary, will now be merged into Google's hardware division.