12.10.02 Nest

Nest launched its very first thermostat back in 2011. The product quickly became popular due to its ability to adjust itself after “learning” the user’s habits. Earlier this year in January Google announced that it has acquired Nest for $3.2 billion. Nest was founded by Tony Fadell, who previously worked at Apple. We expected that Google will gradually integrated the product into its ecosystem and it certainly has. Today the Nest thermostat has officially gone on sale through the Google Play Store.

The formal announcement comes a day after we first spotted Nest on Play Store. Listing for this product was pulled shortly after, leading us to believe that Nest wasn’t exactly supposed to go on sale at that moment. Through Play Store the Nest Learning Thermostat costs $249.

To commemorate Earth Day, Google will plant a tree for every Nest unit sold today through its store. So if you’ve been meaning to pick one up today would be the best day, get your Nest fix and make Mother Nature happy in the process.

Google is currently selling the thermostat through its store in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Currently it lists shipping estimates between 1-2 days, however if sales are really good, one can expect shipping times to slip.

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