Google has confirmed that the Nest team will stay pretty much in tact and will now be part of a new division called the Core Hardware Group, for which Google has high hopes and plans for. The new division will still work on hardware devices, but not necessarily thermostats or smoke detectors which we saw at this year’s CES.
Google have stated that they would like Nest CEO and founder Tony Fadell and his team to work on gadgets that make more sense for the company. There is speculation that the team maybe working on a phone or a tablet, but there has been no official word yet from Mountain View.
It is good to point out that Fadell is highly regarded by his peers as one of best executives that understand both hardware and software. For those unaware, Fadell was originally a founding member of the iPhone development team within Apple. Fadell has managed to attract other Apple engineers when he started working on Nest and it is believed that these engineers wanted to follow Fadell’s plans and this is what Google was looking for when it acquired Nest.
It also seems that when it comes to the budget side of things for the Nest Team, Google is allowing the new Core Hardware team to use as many resources as it needs. This could again highlight that Google is serious about consumer hardware.
When you think about all this, it does make sense that Google let go of Motorola whilst continuing development of consumer devices under the Nest team guidance. As many did did state, that something was always missing from Motorola, but with Nest you could say Google now finally has the right team and mindset to create and produce awesome gadgets.
So what do you think of the new move for the Nest team within Google? Do you think the team will develop new Nexus devices.