Google released a whole slew of Nest products in August, including brand-new Nest Cams. They're the first to finally leave the awkward dichotomy of the Nest and Google Home app, which is one factor (of many) we like about them. However, this decision also leaves quite a few people stranded who prefer to view camera footage on the Nest website. Thankfully, Google has promised that a brand-new web interface is in the making for its latest products, but details are still sparse.
Google's Nest line of connected smart home products includes all different kinds of devices, including smart displays, smart speakers, and smart cameras you can put anywhere in your house. They're really useful to have as they allow you monitor your home remotely and let you save video footage if something ever happens. Now, though, there's a weird bug affecting several devices in the Nest ecosystem involving the video feed from cameras.
After announcing a bumper crop of smart security hardware earlier this month, Google appears ready to begin delivering its new battery-powered Nest smart home devices to the masses. Google Store shoppers can now cart both items and get actual ship dates.
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It was only last week that Google announced a refreshed Nest security camera lineup in the US, and we’re already seeing signs of at least one of those cameras making it to India. A Google Store listing of the new battery-powered Nest Cam gives away this detail along with an indication that the Nest Aware subscription service could also land in India alongside the camera.
Though the company leaked it a bit early, the new Nest lineup of smart security cameras is now official and covers a wide spread of options, from new battery-powered cameras to the cheapest Nest Cam yet, and even a brand new floodlight. Price range from $280 down to $99. Availability for the four new models varies, with pre-orders for the new $180 battery-powered Nest Cam and $280 Nest Doorbell starting today. And if you're cheap (like me), Google's also expanding what you can do without a Nest Aware subscription.
Google discontinued the Nest IQ outdoor camera at the beginning of the year but promised a new lineup of cameras would land later during the year. The company seemed to be delivering on its promise as a "wireless streaming device," most likely a security camera, passed through the FCC in March. We're one step closer to getting our hands on these new products, as the company mistakenly published them on its online store for a short while.
If you've been online today, you've most probably noticed the avalanche of Prime Day deals. Although these include a lot of tech products, there are no Nest products in there. Thankfully, these products are also marked down and available from a bunch of online and physical retailers.
By all appearances, I'm Google's perfect smart home customer. I'm already deeply invested in the Assistant ecosystem, I've got tons of smart displays and speakers, and as the new owner of a house, I'm constantly in the market for little ways to update and automate things. But as I'm currently shopping for a set of smart security cameras, Google's first-party Nest hardware is at the very bottom of my list — the prices are simply ridiculous.
In the wake of Wyze's success, and with a new Nest Cam lineup apparently planned, it's time for Google to rethink its smart security camera prices.
We often find out about new Google hardware products in cryptic fashion when they arrive at the Federal Communications Commission. Due to confidentially agreements, the regulator only discloses the bare minimum in these listings, but we can usually make an educated guess at what to expect. The latest example appears to be a new Nest Cam.
Google's Nest Cam IQ Outdoor has been discontinued as the Google Store has sold through the last of its stock. Don't worry if you were hoping to pick one up, though, as Google also confirms a whole new lineup of security cameras is set to land later this year. However, the recently sold-out model will continue to get software updates and feature support.