The reason products such as Android TV and Google Home exist is because Google wants to be there, absorbing your banal chats about your favourite auto and that new bone broth your coworker's been drinking.
Nest, is a company which manufactures thermostats and camera products and services is now officially integrated with Google's Hardware division.
Google may have to adopt a similar approach to gain more traction - although merging Nest with Google may also obscure the losses it would nearly certainly incur from such a strategy.
This fits in line with the appearance of Nest on-stage at the October Made by Google event a year ago, talking about using Google's Machine Learning and Assistant in powering Nest products.
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The product of choice that is now dominating the smart home is smart speakers, with Google and Amazon accounting for 94 percent of the devices in use, according to Strategy Analytics Inc. Nest's groundbreaking and headlining Learning Thermostat was what drew the attention of Google, but the company has also successfully expanded into smart home software, cameras, doorbells, and smoke + CO alarms. "It just makes sense to be developing them together", said Osterloh in an interview with CNET regarding the change. "We've leveraged AI capabilities from Google in the past, especially in the computer vision space and facial recognition", Fawaz told CNET.
That was to more clearly show which parts of the sprawling empire made money (Google) and which didn't (everything else).
Nest has shipped more than 11 million products since first becoming available in 2011, Fawaz said.
The integration with Google doesn't make clearer what role energy efficiency will play in Nest's future business.
A united front could be helpful in competing with the other ubiquitous digital helpers of today - Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. Together with the Nest team and our partners, we've helped save over 19 billion kWh of energy, helped save a number of lives - both human and pets - with Nest Protect, and helped families feel more safe at home with Nest Secure and Nest Cam.