Inside sources familiar with the matter claim that this move could help Google better compete with Amazon in the connected home market. Nest hasn’t been in the headlines as much recently, as it was when it operated directly under Google, but this year alone it released a handful of products, including more affordable a Nest Guard home alarm, as well as a more affordable Nest Thermostat E model.
According to the report, the two companies joining forces again could lead to the transfer of Nest’s 1,000 over to Google’s hardware division. Google is much more focused on hardware now than in years prior, pushing in both the smartphone and connected home markets with its line of Pixel smartphones and AI-powered Home speakers, but the competition is tough on both fields. According to the WSJ, Google and Nest have already merged their supply chain teams in 2016, and a full merger would allow for the sustained cooperation of other departments in the two companies.
Source of news : Phonearena