Google merges Nest with own hardware division

Thursday 8 February 2018 | 08:51 CET | News

Google announced it's merging Nest with its own hardware division, in order to strengthen its business in the smart home market. 

Nest already has strong momentum, Google said. The company sold more devices in 2017 than the previous two years combined. Meanwhile, Google has sold tens of millions of products for the home in just the last year, after launching its own smart speaker

Bringing the Nest and Google Hardware teams together will "supercharge Nest’s mission: to create a more thoughtful home, one that takes care of the people inside it and the world around it", Google said. Products arising from the combined efforts will be "built with Google’s artificial intelligence and the Google Assistant at the core", the company added. 

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