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Google lays out Home vision, finally aligns Google Nest brand

Google has finally caved, admitting that Nest has a strong brand that it should probably do something about fully utilizing. To this end, Google has now launched Google Nest, the new name for what was Google Home before Nest was merged into it. Unveiled at its I/O conference, Google showed off the first Google Nest Device, the Hub Max, which is a home hub with a screen and now a front-facing camera. The news comes as Amazon announces that there are now 60,000 Alexa-compatible devices, from 7,400 unique brands, available on the market – up from 20,000 devices and 3,500 brands just eight months ago. Samsung might also finally launch its Galaxy Home, but we don’t hold much hope for…

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