Originally Posted by bill42
I love my very apple-like Nest and this news troubles me... The Nest is a very un-Android-like device. I hope they don't ruin it.
I hope so, too. Have two for the house I am building. Won't know what Google does with it in time to return them.
Originally Posted by Apple ][
They probably will ruin it. Everybody knows how Google makes their money.
Now, Google will know even more about your life, your habits, your contacts and even your room temperature probably.
I'm not even all that concerned with what data they collect. Just that the ruin the experience. Or, worse, get lazy in how they update. Claim "we can only do this in Andriod, not iOS, because of Apple rules" when the truth would be it would just require more effort to do so properly. Google isn't know for there amazing iOS apps.
Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer
Hogwash. Google is overextending itself into seasoned industries that will crush them. They'll write this experiment off in 24 months.
I hope not. I fear you are right. I fear this is a preemptive patent move.