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Google Kills Nest App for Android, Apple Watches

Nest apps allowed users to view notifications, control the temperature of Nest thermostats, switch to Home/Away modes, and more

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The Google name is displayed outside the company's office in London, Britain. VOA

Since not a lot of people frequently use smartwatches that can control smart home devices, Google has killed Nest apps for both Android as well as Apple watches.

Google’s Nest app markets smart home products such as thermostats, smoke detectors and security systems including smart doorbells and smart locks. Its smartwatch app offered a quick way to adjust the thermostat’s target temperature or operating mode.

Advising users to uninstall the app, version 5.37 of the Nest app prompts smartphone users with a message that reads – “Nest is no longer supported for Wear OS”, 9To5Google reported on Wednesday.

According to a statement by a company spokesperson, the search engine giant “took a look at Nest app users on smartwatches and found that only a small number of people were using it”.

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Moving forward the company plans to “spend more time focusing on delivering high quality experiences through mobile apps and voice interactions”.

Nest apps allowed users to view notifications, control the temperature of Nest thermostats, switch to Home/Away modes, and more.

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Google’s decision of killing the Nest app for smartwatches would not majorly affect users because they can still use their Android and Apple phones and the Nest mobile app, The Verge reported. (IANS)

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Tech Giant Google Acquires Enterprise Software Firm ‘CloudSimple’

"Google Cloud's amazing innovation prowess, modern infrastructure and clear leadership in areas like smart analytics convinced us that joining this incredible team will accelerate our joint vision," he said

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A man walks past a Google sign outside with a span of the Bay Bridge at rear in San Francisco, May 1, 2019. VOA

To help customers seamlessly migrate to the Cloud, Google has acquired CloudSimple, a leading provider of secure, high performance, dedicated environments to run VMware workloads in the Cloud, for an undisclosed sum.

Santa Clara-based CloudSimple specializes in VMware virtualization software, which helps businesses run corporate networks and business software more efficiently.

“This acquisition builds on our existing partnership with CloudSimple that we announced earlier this year, allowing us to accelerate a fully integrated VMware migration solution with improved support for our customers,” Rich Sanzi, Vice President Engineering at Google, said in a statement on Monday.

Many enterprises are using VMware in their on-premises environments to run a variety of workloads.

Through Google’s existing partnership with CloudSimple, the customers can migrate their VMware workloads from on-premise data centers directly into Google Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple, while also creating new VMware workloads as needed.

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FILE -Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the keynote address of the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., May 7, 2019. VOA

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Google Cloud as they welcome CloudSimple, a VMware Cloud Verified partner,” said Ajay Patel, senior vice president, Cloud Provider Software Unit at VMware.

With VMware on Google Cloud Platform, customers will be able to leverage all of the familiarity of VMware tools and training, and protect their investments, as they execute on their cloud strategies and rapidly bring new services to market and operate them seamlessly and more securely across a hybrid cloud environment.

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CloudSimple co-founder and CEO Guru Pangal said they were very fortunate to have great partnerships with VMware, Google and Microsoft, and learnt in the process “how to dance among the elephants!”

“Google Cloud’s amazing innovation prowess, modern infrastructure and clear leadership in areas like smart analytics convinced us that joining this incredible team will accelerate our joint vision,” he said. (IANS)