“Recently, Google acquired Nest, and TechCrunch has learned that Google has big plans for the team behind the connected device company,” Romain Dillet reports for TechCrunch. “Google will keep the Nest group intact inside the company. The new division will still work on hardware devices, but not necessarily thermostats or smoke detectors. In fact, Google would like Fadell to work on gadgets that make more sense for the company. Will it be a phone or a tablet? It’s unclear for now.”
“Nest founder and CEO Tony Fadell used to work for Apple on the iPod and was a founding member of the iPhone development team,” Dillet reports. “Moreover, Fadell managed to attract great Apple engineers when he started working on Nest. They wanted to follow Fadell’s plans and were good engineers. And that’s exactly what Google was looking for when it acquired Nest.”
“When it comes to budget, Google is willing to let the Nest team use as many resources as it needs,” Dillet reports. “In other words, the company is getting serious about consumer hardware, and Motorola was just a false start.”
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