Google Discontinues Older Nest Cam Models, but Updates Will Continue

Nest Cam IQ Outdoors
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Google updated its entire Nest Cam lineup with new options and battery-powered doorbells this week for the first time in years. As expected, that means older models are getting discontinued and are no longer for sale. So if you’re using an older camera, you’re probably wondering what to expect.

Well, as of today, Google is officially ending the original Nest Cam Indoor that came out in 2015, not to mention the Nest Cam Outdoor. In addition, the entire IQ series is being discontinued after nearly four years on the market.

However, in a statement to 9to5Google, the company confirmed that older devices and customers aren’t being left out to dry. Instead, Google promises discontinued cams will continue to get security and critical software updates. Google originally promised five years of software updates, but it looks like it’ll offer support for even longer.

For those unaware, discontinued models are being replaced by the Nest Cam (wired) and the Nest Cam (battery) priced at $99 and $179. The Nest Cam (battery) works both indoors or outdoors. The older Nest Cam IQ Outdoors is still for sale, but it won’t be for long. Keep in mind that the original Nest Hello Doorbell is still on sale, rebranded as Nest Doorbell (Wired), and offers 24/7 recording.

Either way, owners can rest easy knowing their security cameras will continue to get updates moving forward.

via 9to5Google

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