Will Google do what it takes to really sell the Pixel3a? How committed is Google to supporting multiple carriers and competing with the likes of Samsung and Motorola? TechRepublic’s Karen Roby checks in with ZDNet’s Jason Cipriani and Jason Perlow on the prospects for Pixel phones. Read more: https://zd.net/2EdEBOC Google has revised its plans for the migration from Works with Nest (WWN) to the Works with Google Assistant platform (WWGA) in an attempt to calm users concerned that their smart home setups will soon fail. Google acquired Nest and its range of smart thermostats and alarms back in 2014. Now the companies are merged under the Google Nest brand, the tech giant said last week that in the name of simplification, the way Nest and Google accounts operate is due to change. Featured Watch out, GoPro! DJI has its own action cam now, the Osmo Action 10 best cheap phones: $400 (or much less) buys an iPhone, Pixel, or Galaxy alternative Trump signs executive order banning US telcos from buying or using foreign gear Best gifts for graduates under $50 on Amazon On the chopping block was WWN and developers were told that from 31 August 2019, the Works with Nest program would wind down. Instead, developers were asked to shift to the Works with Google Assistant scheme. Google says that retiring the program will boost future smart home features and improve data security and control, but the announcement raised questions over whether current IoT home setups would be disrupted…. [Read full story]
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