“If there were any changes whatsoever, we would be sure to be transparent about it, number one, and number two for you to opt-in to it,” Fadell said,
Google announced a week ago that it bought Nest Labs for an impressive $3.2 billion, with Fadell to continue to lead the company following the purchase. The former Apple employee known for his role in iPod and iPhone development, said that the discussions with Google took months, “and in some cases years to finalize,” The Next Web reports. “This is a hand and glove fit,” Fadell said about the Google-Nest deal.
“The amount of things that I learned from [Larry Page and other Google execs,] personally, in the same meetings that they learned from me, personally…the two way interchange of what was for me intellectual happiness and the stimulation of being able to go back and forth, and really create a new world together – and in a different way than either of us had imagined – that was personally exciting to me,” Fadell said. However, the exec did not reveal the exact nature of his negotiations with the company.