Amazon to stop selling Google's Nest products

Voice shopping estimated to hit $40 billion across US and UK by 2022

Voice shopping sales to reach $40B by 2022: study

A report from Business Insider states that late previous year, the retail giant reached out to Google smart home subsidiary Nest to let it know that Amazon wouldn't sell any of its newest products, including Nest Cam IQ and a new smart thermostat.

It is the feud that will never end, Amazon and Google are at it again this time over security products with the online giant to stop stocking Nest products. As a result, Nest replied that it won't replenish its stock on the site once the stock is sold out.

Nest, which primarily makes smart thermostats for homes, was bought by Google for around $3.2 million back in 2014.

There's some suggestion that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is behind the decision on Amazon's side, though it didn't come up during the aforementioned call.

It's now unclear whether consumers will be able to buy Nest's connected gadgets through third-party sellers on Amazon Marketplace. Currently, Google Chromecast and its Home speakers are no longer in stock with Amazon, which offers similar services, respectively, with its own devices Fire TV and Echo speakers. 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. Nest is known primarily for its smart thermostat and other in-home features like security and smoke detectors, and now Amazon has Ring on the hardware side.

Amazon and Google refused to comment. The war between the two firms was first created in 2015 when Amazon pulled out the Chromecast listings claiming lack of Prime Video support. While there appeared to be some reconciliation a year ago after an announcement on Google Chromecasts resuming sales on the e-commerce platform, they still aren't available three months later. The report, which based its findings on a survey of 1,500 smart speaker owners, predicts that 55% of homes in the two countries will have smart speakers by 2022, up from an estimated 13% at present.

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