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Google attempts to shed light on the confusing 'Works with Nest' to 'Works with Google Assistant' transition

When Google decided to deprecate its Works with Nest API, there was a litany of questions left behind of what would happen. Some of those answers came when third parties started sending notices to Nest product owners saying that their apps and routines would not work with their cameras, thermostats, and other appliances past August 31 (or earlier). At the same time, as Nest account holders begrudgingly move their roots to a Google account, there are questions as to if all the Works with Nest integrations will be carried over. Google has come back today with answers.

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Google I/O 2019 roundup: All the announcements, news, and devices

Google I/O is nearly at an end, and Google made a ton of announcements regarding Android, search, the Assistant, and - this year - even new hardware. Our coverage has been fast and furious, so this post is meant to help you wrap your head around everything we've dug into here at the show. From Pixel 3a to Android Q Beta 3 and beyond, it's all here. Day three of the show sees things wind down, but we've still got new items in the list here, and more will be added as our coverage concludes on Friday.

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Get two Nest Hubs for $140 to celebrate their rebranding from Google Home Hub

Google just announced its Home products would be part of the Nest lineup, and the first one to be rebranded is the Home Hub, the company's smart display powered by Assistant. Together with the name change, Google dropped its price down to $129 instead of the original $149 MSRP, but you can get a much better deal by buying two simultaneously for just $140.

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Nest devices will lose IFTTT support this August

Google purchased smart home accessory-maker Nest back in 2014. It announced tighter integration of the brand into its hardware division at Google I/O this year, including the rebranding of the Google Home Hub as Google Nest Hub and the announcement of the new, larger Nest Hub Max. That newfound closeness is coming at a cost, though: Nest accounts are migrating to Google accounts, and the company is retiring the Works with Nest API, consequently breaking direct IFTTT integration with Nest products.

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Google plans to rebrand all Home products to Nest

With the unveiling today of the Google Nest Hub Max, you might be wondering what’s going on with the branding. Google must value the Nest name more than has previously been apparent and will be using it for all of its smart home products going forward.

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Nest Hub Max lands at the FCC, likely to be announced today

For the past couple of years, Google I/O has been devoid of any hardware announcements, leaving all of Google's new gadget introduction until the Pixel event in October. But 2019 is promising to be different: we know the new Pixel 3a will be introduced today, but it won't likely be the only new device on show. The rumored Nest Hub Max might make an appearance as well.

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See who's at the door with a Nest Hello for $166 ($63 off) with coupon

When I think of "smart home," one of the first brands that comes to mind is Nest. Renowned for its smart thermostat, the Google-owned company has ventured out into other product categories. Some haven't done so well, but one of the better ones is the Nest Hello, a doorbell camera. And right now, you can get one for yourself over on Rakuten for $165.74 with a coupon code, down from the usual $229 we see elsewhere.

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Google UK spring sale: Home Mini £29, Hub £99, Max £299, plus deals on Nest cams and thermostats

Not to be outdone by the spring sale from Amazon that we took a look a yesterday, the Google Store is running a promotion in the UK right now that sees many of its Home products heavily discounted. Most of the prices are as good as on Black Friday weekend, but the £100 off the Home Max is even better. It's not just Google's own hardware either, as a selection of Nest cameras and thermostats are also on offer.

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Nest Thermostat 3rd gen is $173 ($77 off) at Rakuten with coupon code

Nest was the first smart thermostat company to hit the streets, and it's still the best in the biz. Its most recent offering in its Learning Thermostat collection, the third-generation model, is currently available from Rakuten via Altatac for $172.51 with a coupon code. This is even lower than Black Friday pricing.

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Google accidentally leaks Nest Hub Max, a 10-inch smart display with a camera

A lot of Google products have "fallen off of a truck" in the last couple of years, leading to leaks ahead of official announcements. This time, Google seems to have leaked its own unannounced product: the Nest Hub Max. The Google Store's connected home page has been updated with a description of this new smart display, which features a Nest camera and 10-inch HD screen.

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