2016 hasn’t been the smoothest of years for Nest, with rumors that the company isn’t bringing in enough revenue to meet Alphabet’s expectations, to complaints by Nest employees about how the company was being run to the recent news that its CEO, Tony Fadell, left the company because it was in “maintenance mode”. Nest’s new CEO, Marwan Fawaz, has apparently sent a letter to employees hinting at the company’s upcoming product line, as well as confirming that the company is not for sale.
While a specific mention of an upcoming product was redacted in the letter published by The Verge, according to the Tech Insider’s source, the redacted reference points to an outdoor version of the Nest Cam as well as the Nest thermostat being available in some new color schemes.
The outdoor Cam is said to appear “sleek” and will be able to withstand outside conditions, as well as featuring a power cord. Nest is allegedly also prepping for a big reveal in 2017 which will include an “obvious” home product.
While the leak stating the Nest will produce an Outdoor version of its Cam unit, why it’s taken so long to do so? It’s an obvious product to make when you are in the home automation business, especially considering that Nest acquired Dropcam, which supplied the technology for the Next Cam, back in 2014. Still, I guess that late is better than never, although we still have to wait and see just when Nest will unveil the rumored outdoor Cam.
Source: Tech Insider