Nest has been a separate company under Alphabet for a while now and has seen success in the smart thermostat game as well as other product categories. But with Google working on its own smart home integration with Google Home, Chromecast, and more, their separation never made much sense.
Luckily Google agrees, because the company has now folded the Nest team into the Google Hardware team. This will both allow the Nest team to get better with the Google team’s influence as well as encourage better integration between all of their products. It’s the logical next step for the Google-owned company.
Hopefully we’ll see big improvements in both the Nest experience and Google’s own hardware in the coming years.