The Future Of Google Nest Secure Is Anything But
Another One Bites The Dust
Google has killed off a long list of software and hardware over the years, from things barely missed like Google Wave, to products with a much larger roll out such as the original Google Home. The latest casualty is Nest Secure, as part of Google ending their “Works with Nest” program which caused the death of smart thermostats and many, many other smart home devices.
This is a rather interesting move considering Google signed a $450 million deal with ADT just a few short months ago. The theory was that ADP’s security experience could help Google make better Nest security products while simultaneously adding devices to ADP’s services which they didn’t have previously. This would seem to have been a little optimistic and instead it looks like Google intends to start a completely new product line.
Considering Google’s long history of discontinuing products just a few years after launch, how wise would it be to buy into whatever they intend to replace Nest Secure with? This is also probably a question game developers have been asking about Stadia and are even more likely to now. Ars has a longer list of the recently discontinued products as well as similar concerns in a recent post.
The Nest Secure is dead. Google confirmed to Android Police that its home security product has been discontinued. Nest Secure has been listed as "no longer available" on the Google Store for about a week now.
More Tech News From Around The Web
- When you tell Chrome to wipe private data about you, it spares two websites from the purge: Google.com, YouTube @ The Register
- New Raspberry Pi 4 Compute Module: So Long SO-DIMM, Hello PCIe! @ Hackaday
- NASA hires Nokia to build first 4G network on the Moon as part of plan to boldly go back to lunar surface by 2024 @ The Register
- Proprietary Grapes Come With Draconian End User License Agreement @ Slashdot
- Ethernet At 40: From A Napkin Sketch To Multi-Gigabit Links @ Hackaday
- Microsoft Forces Windows 10 Restarts — To Install ‘Unsolicited, Unwanted’ Office Apps @ Slashdot
- Does Your Phone Need A RAM Drive? @ Hackaday
- HyperX Gaming Spectre Eyewear Panda Global Edition @ Tweaktown
- AMD scores 200,000 cores worth of secret silicon at new Australian supercomputer @ The Register
- Cqenpr PoE Network Switch @ Overclcockers Club
- Tesla Slashes Its Used Car Warranty While Admitting Design Flaw In Model 3 @ Slashdot
- GIVEAWAY: Gaming peripherals upgrade thanks to Corsair worth $280 @ Tweaktown