Nest is joining the Google Home team, CEO stepping down
Nest, the popular smart thermostat and security camera company, is seeing some big changes on the executive level. According to a new report, Nest's CEO Marwan Fawaz is stepping down from his role and is transitioning to be an advisor for Google/Alphabet.
With Fawas no longer in charge of the Nest division, 12-year Google employee Rishi Chandra will now be in charge of the team. Furthermore, all Nest team members and operations are being merged under the Google Home hardware division.
Commenting on this decision, Chandra told CNET:
Nest employees appear to be fully onboard with this decision. As CNET's report continues:
The Nest brand will continue to live on as it does today, but with this internal merger, we shouldn't be surprised to see deeper connections across Nest and Google Home/Chromecast devices down the road (i.e. more integrations like Google Assistant talking to Nest IQ).
It's only been about seven months since Nest was reabsorbed back into Google, so it's interesting to see these changes play out over a relatively small period. What else do you expect or hope to see from these two brands down the road?
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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.