Revolv Arrives on Android, Announces Official Nest Integration, and Improved iOS App

Boulder, CO based smart home company Revolv has officially released an Android version of its renown home automation app.  In addition to this new app, available in the Google Play store today,  Revolv has announced official integration with the Nest Thermostat.  The company has also released an updated version of its iOS app which is available for download in the iTunes store now.  

Amidst increasing competition from lower priced products like the Staples Connect, Wink, and Lowes Iris, Revolv continues to enhance its offerings in hopes of establishing itself as the premier home automation hub.  Read the entire press release below: 

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Will Samsung's Acquisition Close the Door on SmartThings Open Platform?

In what promises to be a continued battle of the giants for supremacy in the smart home, Samsung is rumored to be purchasing home automation startup SmartThings for $200 million. TechCrunch is credited with first breaking the news on this deal, which at the time of this writing is still 'in the works'. 

Samsung's move comes close on the heels of large moves in the space by both Google and Apple (Microsoft has been on the move too, is anyone talking about them??).  Samsung no doubt sees a golden opportunity to stake a claim in this land grab by purchasing a fairly mature, albeit young, home automation platform.  But many questions remain. 

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