Nest, now under Google’s stretched out wing, will help Google launch the first ever smart home in the coming future.
Google bought Nest for $3.2 billion in cash and will help the company continue to grow in hopes of creating the worlds first fully functioning smart home. Nest, which launched back in 2011, created the Nest Learning Thermostat. The specialized thermostat learns the occupant’s habits and adjusts itself accordingly. Nest also has specialized smoke and carbon monoxide alarms that communicates with the Nest Learning Thermostat.
According to Google CEO Larry Page, the partnership will help both companies grow into a new industry of “smart-homes,” that will lead the future in home technology:
“Nest’s founders, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, have built a tremendous team that we are excited to welcome into the Google family. They’re already delivering amazing products you can buy right now — thermostats that save energy and smoke/CO alarms that can help keep your family safe. We are excited to bring great experiences to more homes in more countries and fulfill their dreams!”
This purchase by Google may be the internet giant’s first steps into developing their Android @Home platform. While details of the project have been kept under wraps, Google has purchased several other large robotics companies which further support the notion that the company is seeking to bring the smart home to life.
Nest Future With Google May Create the First Smart Home in the World.