A couple of years ago, the Nest Learning Thermostat was officially announced to much fanfare. Well, we are pleased to report that the Nest Learning Thermostat is still alive and kicking today, and not only that, it is also on the receiving end of an update for its app that runs on the Android mobile operating system. The release of this particular update is to add extra support for the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector. For instance, the Protect will now be able to work with the Android app by offering status checks for sensors as well as multiple units in your connected home. If you so desire, one is able to include additional thermostats or smoke detectors directly right from the app for added convenience.
Apart from that, the entire app has received a makeover in its aesthetics, making it look extremely appealing to the eyes. The temperature will be set in a radial style in the same vein as that of an analog thermostat, and you are also able to schedule temperature timetables and look up on your energy usage, in addition to testing or silencing your alarms. Right now, it does seem as though the app functions in landscape mode, which is a bummer right from the get go.