Nest may soon be sold through Google Play

Nest may soon be sold through Google Play
Google recently agreed to spend $3.2 billion to purchase Nest and hire the quality designers and engineers of the company. The acquisition hasn't yet been approved, but the idea is that Nest will be taking over as Google's in-house hardware division once the sale of Motorola to Lenovo goes through. Presumably, that means Nest Android devices at some point, but right now the company still only makes a thermostat and smoke detector.

Interestingly, it seems as though Google might be getting ready to start selling the Nest thermostat on Google Play alongside the various Nexus devices, Chromebooks, and digital content. Google had listed a support page which mentioned the Nest being sold in the Play Store and being available in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Oddly, the link in the support page pointed to the Moto G Google Play edition rather than a broken Nest link, so this listing is even more strange than you'd think. 

Of course, the listing has already been pulled, so we have no idea what it all meant. Google agreed to buy Nest back in January, and it was approved by the FTC in February. There is no word yet on what Google plans for the company, but it seems reasonable to assume that it will integrate quite a bit with Android, and maybe even resurrect the Android@Home initiative.

source: Google Play Support (dead link) via Droid Life



8. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

My house heating works on gas, so google should purchase gas company as well. lets say googprom

3. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

$3.2B??? I'm guessing their competition only expected Google to bid $3.14B so only bid slightly north of it themselves. They lost.

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

$3.2B is not really that much for all that data on people's living and energy usage habits. Google loves to spend money on things that will give them more information about people.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

… and there's no information more personal than the temperature of your living room. Paranoid people are funny.

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

And many of them really think that Google is only one which has access to your personal information.

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Ignorance is bliss. Enjoy it.

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

All tech and non tech companies have information on users. You can't lecture people about Google without bringing up Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Samsung, Yahoo, Amazon, ISPs, retail outlets, banks, hospitals, schools, the government... Your name is already in countless databases. If that bothers you then you might want to consider the Amish life.

10. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

If you look at the results of what you are ostensibly okay with, basically you are happy condemning some people to die so corporations can make their giant profits. That is one of the end results of all this data gathering and selling.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

So... Google is killing people so they know how warm you like to keep your house?

14. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Well said. I wonder if he knows how he gets spam email or catalogs or anything sent to his home he didnt ask for... I wonder.....when was the last time he had his credit ran, checked... You are right...paranoid people are funny. If you pay taxes, have a job, go see the doctor.....people are already in your business.

16. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

So is stupidity, or so I hear.

1. tricky

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Nest is a great product, but it is too expensive. Hopefully Google can do something about that.

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You may be right. $99 seems like a good price, not $249. That being said, I'm in the market for a new house and I think this'll be once of the first upgrades I'll be spending money on.

12. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Trust me, for $249 is worth every penny I spent on my Nest when I got my new house. Beside, use to buy discounted gift card from Lowe's or Home Depot and use to get money back when you place your order online. Not trying to advertising for them, but that's how I saved a tons of money when I remodel my house.

13. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I agree.... I have 3 thermostats in my house so I would be looking at $750 to upgrade.

15. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Honeywell is even more for some models. Thermostat controls aren't cheap.

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