Where will Google take home automation in 2015?30th December 2014
Another year is now very nearly upon us and it looks set to be one that will prove just as exciting as 2014 was for one the tech world's most recognisable names.
In the modern world, Google pretty much has a foothold on everything we do – and with home automation a subject that has been constantly discussed over the last 12 months, it is not surprising that the company is painting itself as a trailblazer.
But after a very busy 2014, which saw Google involve itself in a number of new home automation services, what can we expect over the coming weeks and months?
At the beginning of last year, Google announced that it had purchased Nest Labs, the creator of the Nest Thermostat. This saw it take the reins over a firm that produced one of the most innovative home automation devices thus far.
Users are now able to control the temperature of their home from wherever they are. This effectively means that the scenario whereby you must endure half an hour or so of bitter coldness after arriving home from work or a trip out at the weekend is a thing of the past.
We all know thermostats normally have built-in timers, but it is simply unrealistic to think that in the modern day, we will always arrive home at the same time.
This is another high-profile arm of home automation that Google bought out in 2014, but as yet it has not carried on any of its previous operations. Revolv is basically a fully-optimised smart home ecosystem, rather than just a one-off product intended to make a life a bit easier.
It can link every smart device in your home, providing a platform for them to work together in synchronicity – a development that could make the wider concept of home automation a more real reality, should Google make its move with Revolv over the next 12 months.
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