Nest, Alphabet’s smart home security subsidiary, is joining Google today. The merger of the two firms will likely pave the way for a wider array of smart home products from Alphabet.
Nest was already a part of Google before Alphabet was even a thing, so the merger of the two firms isn’t surprising to see. Especially with the recent smart home push from Google with its Home speakers and Assistant, this was bound to happen.
“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,” said Rick Osterloh, who currently spearheads Google’s hardware efforts, including its Pixel brand.
Nest makes excellent smart home security products, and combined with Google’s existing voice-activated smart home devices, Alphabet will be able to work on building products that not just improve your home’s security, but also give you a full-fledged smart home experience.