Apple’s new HomeKit products are their first foray into home automation and they intend to make sure they’re the only one available in their stores. Google Nest is one of the first home automation products to have been introduced and Apple has pulled them off both their online and retail shelves. Nest was founded by two former Apple employees before Google bought them and their technology out. Nest has seen a decent amount of success with mixed reviews from users. Though the technology is starting to mature there is still work to be done.
Apple introduced HomeKit as their answer to the connected home and smart devices. Developers are now in the midst of introducing the first batch of HomeKit devices though there is word there is a delay due to Apple’s strict security policies. Google is no dummy though, they introduced Brillo at this years Google I/O which is their answer to HomeKit. For now it looks like the home automation control war is being fought by Apple and Google. Which you use will likely depend on what operating system you use, unless Google makes Brillo work with the iPhone.
True home automation is still a ways away from the average consumer, the costs are pretty high and the technology is still maturing. It will be interesting to continue to watch the products that both Apple and Google continue to produce along with whatever services come out of that.
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