According to a report from TechCrunch, Google has serious plans for the Nest team which was recently acquired by the Mountain View-based company for $3.2 billion. Now that the deal to sell Motorola to Lenovo for about $2.9 billion is official, Google will provide the Nest team with all of the resources (cash) they need to create new gadgets.
These future gadgets could possibly include smartphones and tablets, but according to the source, it is certainly more than just smart thermostats and smoke detectors.
With a design and engineer team compiled of ex-employees of Apple, and Nest’s CEO being one of the founding members of the iPhone development team, Google now has a hardware/software team with years of experience at creating exciting products in their own house. With that said, it appears that Google is about to get serious with the hardware game.
Google can treat Nest as a clean slate to start pumping out products, without having to worry about the operating losses and product roadmap that Motorola came with. In this case, investing in Nest to make Google hardware is a safer bet than it was with Motorola.
Nest-made phones, anyone?