Google buys Nest for $3.2 billion
Today, Nest makes internet-connected thermostats and fire detectors, but the plan is to extend its reach even further into the home. In a Google blog post, Fadell said that, with Google’s support, “Nest will be even better placed to build simple, thoughtful devices that make life easier at home, and that have a positive impact on the world.”
This unexpected move gives us all an incling of Google’s aims for becoming a one-stop place for managing our day-to-day lives – imagine logging into Google to check your email and then making sure your home is nice and warm for when you get home!
It will certainly be interesting to hear their plans…