Nest/Dropcam “Smart Device” Passes Thru FCC?

Dave Zatz —  April 25, 2015

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File this one under pure speculation… Beyond showing up as a new FCC listing, we know next to nothing about this Google “Smart Device.” Some have concluded it’s a Google Glass update. However, I find that unlikely given the naming convention (CAP1 vs X1) and seeking approval for just a single band of low energy Bluetooth. It’s been a long while since we’re heard anything out of Google-owned Nest and Dropcam – not to mention those canceled Tabs. So a new “Smart Device,” with a touch-powered display, is particularly interesting. Of course, the type of gadget that runs solely BLE would be limited. In fact, in my household, the only thing similarly adorned is my Kevo smartlock. Curiouser and curiouser.

One response to Nest/Dropcam “Smart Device” Passes Thru FCC?

  1. Non-working twit link from you, which I thought you might want to know. (But I do like your 404 message, which I got to see for the first time.)