Google Nest Buys Revolv Home-Automation

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It wasn’t too long ago that Google purchased Nest (Nest makes smartphone connected thermostats) adding home technology to its resume. Now Google Nest has added home-automation company Revolv under the Nest brand. This move further confirms Google’s desire to be a part of your home. Wearables like the Moto 360 and Google Glass are starting to find some acceptance in the consumer market and Google is pushing further in with home-automation. Using Nest already gives users the ability to program their homes heating and cooling from their smartphone even if they’re across the country.

Today Nest works with everything from apps to whole-home automation systems, light bulbs to washing machines, garage doors to the cars that park in them. Together they can do all kinds of thoughtful things. Like how Nest works with Jawbone: When your UP24 fitness tracker notices you’re awake, it can tell your Nest Thermostat to start warming up the house before you even step out of bed.

We’ve been adding to Works with Nest behind the scenes too. As of today, Revolv is now officially a Nest company. Their experience connecting devices around the home will help us continue to grow Works with Nest and bring the conscious home to life.

It will be interesting to see Google continue to make these types of purchases and watch them shape their vision of a smart home. What do you think of Google Nest buying Revolv? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

  Source: Bloomberg Businessweek   Source: Nest Blog


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