Google is taking dozens of Nest engineers to work on the smart home

Google parent company Alphabet is moving some developers from its Nest subsidiary over to Google as the latter ramps up its efforts in the smart home, The Verge has learned. These engineers are mainly responsible for the Nest platform, and they will now be working with Android chief Hiroshi Lockheimer to help bolster Google’s ambitions in the living room. Fortune originally reported the news earlier today.

The engineering resource shift happens just as Google is preparing to launch its Amazon Echo competitor, a speaker called Google Home. The product was announced at the I/O developer conference in May without any strategic partnerships with third-party products. Nest, with its « Works with Nest » platform, already has these partnerships…

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