IDG Google had acquired thermostat manufacturers Nest, we hope that the company can become your own smart home dream implementers. However Nest internal management turmoil, product failures, encountered significant setbacks. According to foreign media news, Google has been adapted many Nest's employees were mobilized to Google, Andrews Business team future could become a major trader of smart home.
According to the US technology news site TheVerge reported that Google's corporate structure before the restructuring, Nest has been out of Google, the parent company directly attributable Alphabet, so Google for Nest no management rights.
Recently, Nest group of employees has been adjusted to the company Google, Google will pay wages. These engineers responsible for the past, mainly responsible for Nest smart home internet business, the future will be directly facing the business Luo Haimu Andrews (Hiroshi Lockheimer) reporting. They staff mission is to expand the Android market influence in the living room.
It is well known, after Amazon launched intelligent speaker Echo, the smart home market has changed dramatically, technology companies have started to mimic the Amazon that the sound manipulation tools, more suitable as compared to smart phones smart home hub internet.
Global Development Conference in May on Google has launched imitate Echo product, called & ldquo; Google Home & rdquo ;. Like Amazon, the hardware also needs smart home and outside vendors to be able to manipulate other manufactured refrigerators, television sets, electric curtains.
Nest in the smart home platform, the product also includes a number of third-party partners, therefore Nest these engineers to help the subsequent development of Google Home.
This is also the latest changes in business Nest encountered. In 2014, Google spent $ 3.2 billion acquisition of Nest, but now some of the media that this is a no return of failed acquisitions.
After leaving Google to become Alphabet directly under the company, Nest generated revenue pressure, severe confusion within the company, co-founder Fadel alleged grumpy, difficult to work with, you can not let other teams convinced the company to be acquired. Nest occurred brain drain phenomenon, in addition many traditional smart home products, there have been failures and stock.
The face of outside pressure, Fadel was forced to resign and leave. Thereafter, another co-founder of a Nest of Rogers (Matt Rogers) assumed the role of chief product officer.
Advantage product family Nest thermostats, carbon dioxide detectors, but their expectations Alphabet, adding hope to develop smart home platform to build connection standard, and joint outside vendors.
According to reports, Luo Haimu responsible for its Google Home business team of previously developed Google-related things, smart home technology platforms and protocols.
But from Amazon, Samsung Electronics and other companies experience, a company can have only one smart home platform in the future if Google Home plan is a major development, Nest's smart home platform, whether the marginalization, remains to be seen.
Operational and Alphabet big problem Google has been an internal individualist tradition, friction with each other. According to media reports in April, joined Google's former president of Motorola Mobile Oscar Castro (Rick Osterloh), is also ready to build a smart home hardware business, may include existing Chromecast, Nexus devices, OnHub routers, and Google glasses project residues development team.
At that time the media also reported, will Oscar Castro and Luo Haimu close cooperation.
Foreign media pointed out that Google is so similar to each other's internal related businesses need to expand internal work closely, otherwise there will be about each stroke.