After Google’s acquisition of Nest Labs in January, it would make sense for Google to start selling the company’s learning home thermostat on the Google Play devices store, where it is possible to purchase the Nexus devices, Chromebooks, and other devices. But so far, nothing has changed for the purchase of the Nest thermostat. However, if an accidental change to the Google Play store is any indication, this may change soon. On the Google Play Support Page, under “Country Availability”, the device was listed along with other devices available on the store as being available in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Apparently, this was a mistake, as Google pulled the listing as soon as it made headlines. Droid Life first reported on this leak and posted a screenshot of the listing, which has since been removed. Nest’s smart thermostats have reportedly been selling well, but sales of the Nest Protect smoke detector have been halted due to an alarm glitch. The listing may be a simple mistake from a Google employee, meant for later, and may soon return soon. Or perhaps, it was purposely leaked in order to generate excitement for the futuristic device. This bodes well for the future integration of Nest Labs into Google’s ecosystem, and gives further proof of Google’s move into the “connected home.” The Nest thermostat can still be purchased from their site for $249 USD, but the Nest Protect is still temporarily unavailable. Hopefully, we will soon see the Nest products alongside the devices on Google Play.
Source: Droid Life