The Internet of Things is expanding all the time. Nest was one of the first companies to take advantage of that trend with its popular smart thermostats. Now, Google owns the company and is expanding Nest's line of smart home gadgets. The latest product is a sleek new camera that could let you view 1080p HD quality video of your home from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet.
Nest bought camera company Dropcam for over $500 million last year. This new camera gadget is the child of that acquisition. The Nest Cam looks like a slimmer, more attractive version of those old Dropcam cameras.
But, looks aren't the only improvement Nest has made to the Dropcam. The new camera also features the ability to stream 1080p video and potentially record it, too. The camera may also feature Bluetooth functionality that would make it easier to set up and pair with your phone.
There's no word yet on how much Nest Cam will cost or when it'll be available (the latest Dropcam Pro costs $199). But, Android blog Droid Life did manage to get its hands on a photo of the new camera.
Here is Droid Life's photo of the sleek new Nest Cam.
The Nest app for Android is also getting an upgrade. The app will now feature a drop-down menu and buttons to control your smart gadgets. It will now work with Dropcam products, too.