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Nest No Longer Autonomous as Google Merges Hardware Teams to Better Position Google Assistant

You sort of believe it had to happen eventually, particularly as Google is becoming more Google Assistant focused to take on Amazon’s Alexa, but today the company has announced it is merging the Nest team into the Google hardware team.

The most obvious reason for this is so Google Assistant can be integrated with more smart home devices. Nest thermostats are probably some of the most installed smart home devices in the market.

Google says

To build on this momentum, we’re excited to bring the Nest and Google Hardware teams together. The goal is to supercharge Nest’s mission: to create a more thoughtful home, one that takes care of the people inside it and the world around it. By working together, we’ll continue to combine hardware, software and services to create a home that’s safer, friendlier to the environment, smarter and even helps you save money—built with Google’s artificial intelligence and the Assistant at the core.


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