Amazon stops selling Nest products as war with Google continues

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The Nest team came back by refusing to provide additional inventory for current Nest products under the explanation that the online retail giant should either sell all of the products in the family or none of them at all.

As a result, Nest has made a decision to halt further restocks at Amazon once remaining product inventory is exhausted.

Members of Amazon's retail team reportedly told Nest on the call that the decision to not list the company's new products such as the latest thermostat and Nest Secure home security system came from the top.

Sources cited in the report said they were given the impression that the decision came directly from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. As a result, those Nest products that are now listed on Amazon are expected to be removed once their stocks run out.

Later, Amazon disagreed to sell some of the Google-powered products such as Google Home assistant, and some of the pixel smartphones.

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According to Business Insider, Nest's employees were informed via a conference call at the end of previous year that the retail giant would not be listing its newest products - which include a smart doorbell - on its site.

As of March 5th, you can still buy the third generation Nest thermostat, the nest smoke alarm, the indoor cam and the outdoor cam on sold directly from Nest, but Business Insider reports said that once stock runs out, it won't be refilled.

Amazon is making moves in the smart home department with its acquisition of doorbell specialists Ring for US$1bn. To date, Amazon has dominated the voice-controlled speaker market with its Echo devices, which were projected to hold more than 70% of the USA market in 2017.

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