Everyone seems so surprised that Nest sold to Google. Specifically, most are surprised by the $3.2B price tag. I am not. It's a smart move for Google and a wonderful step for Nest . Seriously, does anyone think the $3.2b is going to put any dent in Google's account?
Having recently purchased my house, I'd love to install Nest here in Europe. Not possible yet but as soon as it is, I will. Further, the idea behind Nest.....to completely wire the house and get everything connected is very much in line with what I want to do in my house. I want to be able to control everything via an app from wherever I am.....be it my alarm, my blinds, my heating and air conditioning, etc.....and I want the hardware to look good. Unfortunately, this evolution is going far too slow for me. I feel like we are now waiting for so many things to happen....announced but not yet ready. Another device I'd love to have but not yet available....the Canary. This too is a great idea, adds real value to me and just looks good. But not quite there yet.
Hopefully, with Google getting into the game, things will speed up. It's a bit scary to think that eventually Google may know about everything going on in my home but at the same time, I too want to know this!