Amazon to Drop Nest as Google War Escalates

Sean Reid
March 6, 2018

The retail giant clarified that the decision had nothing to do with the quality of the Nest products, which consistently received great reviews on Amazon's listings.

Amazon, in a conference call late a year ago, told Nest that it would not be listing any of Nest's new products, including smart thermostat and home security products, among others, on its website, the Business Insider reported.

The latest bout in the tussle of the tech heavyweights was kicked off by Amazon's decision to stop sales of Nest's newer products (including the Nest Cam IQ and its new thermometer).

Fight! Fight! Fight! The ongoing seismic (yet somehow, undeniably petty) tit-for-tat scuffle between Amazon and Google continues to rumble on.

SAID it will soon stop selling Google-owned Nest's range of smart thermostats and gadgets, as the spat between the two firms deepens. Also, the older Nest models will reportedly disappear after current inventories sell out. And since the two giants aren't on good terms lately, it seems that they are "collateral damage" in this endless cycle of push and pull between the two companies. According to the Business Insider report, Google representatives had tipped off Nest employees some time ago of Amazon's new stance.

Amazon has faithfully ignored to sell some Google-branded products such as Google Home voice assistant speaker and the company's Pixel smartphones.

Technically, you still might find Nest products through third-party sellers in the Marketplace program.

With the Beast from the East continuing to rage on, I really wish I had some sort of smart device to effectively regulate the temperature in my friggin' freezing flat. Nest has a mixed track record at Google, though, so it's also possible the company is bringing it closer to home in order to redeploy its talent towards other parts of Google's smart ecosystem.

Just last week, Amazon announced it is buying Ring, a company that makes an extremely successful video doorbell, for roughly $1 billion.

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