Published On: Wed, Feb 7th, 2018

Nest is being rolled into Google’s hardware team

Back in 2014, Google bought Nest — a hardware association behind things like a Nest Cam and a Nest thermostat — for around $3.2 billion. At a time, Google opted to keep Nest using as a possess eccentric operation.

Seems that’s about to change.

Google’s conduct of hardware Rick Osterloh announced this afternoon that Nest will “join forces” with Google’s hardware team. In other words, they’re rolling Nest underneath a Google/Alphabet powerful after all.

A repute from Nest tells us that a Nest code will continue on within Google, vital alongside a Google Home brand. They also reliable that Nest CEO Marwan Fawaz will now news to Rick Osterloh, and that a association doesn’t “anticipate any poignant purpose reductions” (in other words, they’re not formulation to lay off a garland of people as partial of a merge).

This is only a latest pierce by Google to beef adult a hardware chops by bringing some-more engineers underneath one roof; only final week, a association finalized a understanding to spend $1.1 billion appropriation a vast partial of HTC’s hardware operation.

Nest had formerly highlighted (and still does, as of this morning) a eccentric attribute from Google in a remoteness FAQ, observant that a association had a “separate government team, code and culture. We even have a possess apart headquarters!”

Rumors of this pierce had been going around for a few months now, with a initial reports popping adult behind in Nov of 2017.

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