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Google’s Nest thermostat listed briefly in Play Store

Google’s Play Store briefly listed the Nest thermostat today, quickly pulling it down before anyone had the chance to order. In the wake of Google’s Nest purchase, many expected the device to be sold via Google’s online portal. Did Google just jump the gun, or are they gun shy?  

Nest halts sale of smoke detector amidst safety concern

Nest has halted sale of their smoke alarms amidst fears it could be malfunctioning. A feature allowing users to wave at the device to stop an alarm from sounding is the culprit here, with Nest finding the issue internally. Though it’s not clear if the problem exists for users, Nest has remotely disabled the feature for the time being.

Nest hit with lawsuit claiming devices are rubbish

Nest, makers of “smart home” devices like thermostats and smoke detectors, have been met with a lawsuit. The plaintiff named in the suit claims the thermostat produced by Nest actually cost consumers money rather than produce savings, as it claims. He is asking that the case be given class action status, pointing to various message boards as evidence of Nest’s lack of performance.

Google Nest acquisition officially wraps

Google's acquisition of Nest cleared the FTC a short while back. That approval sort of left the acquisition on a fast track in terms of being completely wrapped. And well, coming by way of a regularity filing that was filed on February 7th with the US Securities and Exchange Commission -- we now see the deal is complete.

Nest may be Google’s hardware branch now, doing more than ‘home’ products

In Google’s purchase of Nest, some wondered what would happen to the connected home company. Was Google simply conducting an ‘acquihire’, using Nest for their IP and patents? A new report suggest the Nest team will become Google’s hardware division — sort of. By keeping them intact, just working under the auspice of Google, more great things are likely to come of the purchase.