During today’s Nest event, Tony and the boys announced that a new Nest 5.0 app would arrive on both Android and iOS. If you are at all a Nest fiend like me, then you have been checking constantly since the event wrapped for an update to the app. As it turns out, all of that checking for an update was a waste of time, because you actually have to install a brand new Nest app. Let me say that again – the old Nest app can be uninstalled and you will need to install the new Nest app. I know, this isn’t typically how big updates go, but that’s what we’re working with here.
The new Nest app is now just called “Nest” instead of “Nest app” like the original. The new icon for it also has a bit more gradient and shadow, for those paying attention. (more…)
The new Nest Cam and Nest Protect (2nd Gen) are live on the Google Store. For those interested, the Nest Cam can be purchased for $199, and the Nest Protect for $99.
For additional details on each product, read our writeup here. (more…)
Nest just exited the stage at their scheduled press event for today, announcing all sorts of new stuff that Nest fans will most certainly enjoy. They refreshed their entire product line, in case you were wondering. That means they showed off the all new Nest Cam, a 2nd generation Nest Protect, new software for the Thermostat, and a brand new app for Android and iOS.
I’ll try and recap the big stuff, but I highly recommend you dive into the press release below, because there is more stuff in there than I can even talk about without spending my entire day on Nest. (more…)
Not that you doubted our exclusive report on the Nest Cam, but it’s all now confirmed prior to today’s Nest event, thanks to Best Buy.The Nest Cam will go up for pre-order today at $199 at places like BBY. We would assume that Amazon, Google Store, and Nest’s own store will sell them as well. (more…)
You know that story from earlier today that suggested Nest may unveil a new wireless camera at next week’s event? This is the camera. This is the Nest Cam.
As you can see from the image above, it looks quite similar to a Dropcam, which would make sense, since Nest now owns Dropcam and has access to their hardware, molds, etc. The Nest Cam, according to our sources, has been in testing for months in disguise as a Dropcam Pro, only with Nest branding on the front in place of the word “Dropcam.” You can see an image of a test unit here.
The new unit appears to have been slimmed down quite substantially to a much more modern and sleek body that should fit quite nicely on a shelf. Dropcams were never the most beautiful piece of technology in your house, but the Nest Cam certainly changes that some. (more…)
UPDATE: Here is our exclusive story on the Nest Cam and its new Android app.
Nest has an event planned for next week, but up until today, a potential focus for the Google-owned smart home product maker was mostly unknown. Sure, we all assumed that a new product of some sort would be on hand, but no one was sure if it would be a new thermostat, something from Dropcam (a company Nest owns), or the introduction of a new product category altogether.
According to an FCC filing from “Nest Labs Inc.,” we may see a new camera. (more…)
Invites are being sent out, inviting members of the media to join the Nest team on June 17 for a press conference. While the invite does not exactly hint at anything in particular, it is speculated that the company will announce their first product since being acquired by Google a little over a year ago. (more…)
Somewhat lost in the shuffle of yesterday’s Android-filled Google I/O keynote was confirmation from Google that their rumored “Project Brillo” is actually a real thing. Google does indeed intend to become the king of the “Internet of Things” later this year. (more…)