Nest creator will now lead Google's hardware business

Tony Fadell, widely considered as the father of the iPod and creator of the Nest, is now joining Google's leadership to head up the company's consumer hardware business. It's still unclear what that means for the future of Google's hardware business as the company doesn't produce that much in-house.

News of Fadell's joining Google's ranks in-house comes by way of a report from The Information, which reported that Sundar Pichai, senior VP who overseas Android, Chome, and Google Apps, had "dismantled almost all of the Android team's hardware initiatives" to give Fadell more freedom.

As to Google's current hardware business, that consists primarily of the Chromebook Pixel as well as the Chromecast, the former an expensively priced Chromebook while the latter is an inexpensive streaming dongle. More recently. Google acquired Fadell's Nest and the Nest business acquired Dropcam. At least with Nest and Dropcam, Google appears to be renewing its ambitions in the connected home space.

What are you looking to see Google tackle next in the hardware space? Are you excited to see Google's more hardware-centric approach with Fadell at the helm?

Source: The Information via The Verge