Nest acquisition will play a role in the hardware innovation at Google. And, of course the Advanced Technology Projects group from Motorola which was in charge of the very interesting modular phone Project Ara will also be staying with Google.Despite the news that it is selling Motorola, Google reconfirmed its dedication to wearables and Google Glass during its earnings call yesterday, saying that the
There have been various rumors that Google is working on a smartwatch in-house, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see Google going after a team that has experience with watches (Pebble, perhaps?), but other than that your guess is as good as ours. Google has plenty of cash though, so if Larry Page is really "serious", we likely won't have to wait long to find out the plan.