Remote Control for Daily Living: Google's Nest Deal & Mobile | Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend? |

Google’s proposed acquisition of Nest Labs for $3.2 billion is reflective of how the definition of mobile is changing ...[to include] wearables, connected cars, smart appliances and other hardware 


...the mobile phone ...a..remote control for everyday life...




The deal is the latest move by Google to extend its mobile business with an eye toward making smartphones and tablets the [the means] to connect with other devices throughout their day.


“Google's acquisition of Nest makes the mobile phone a consumer's remote control for everyday life,” said Andrea Wilson, Fort Worth, TX-based vice president, strategy director and luxury practice lead at iProspect.

.....Android is already the most widely used mobile operating system in the world. A recent report from Gartner found that Android accounted for nearly 82 percent of all smartphone sales during the third quarter of 2013.

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