Google subsidiary Nest is reportedly interested in bidding for Nokias digital health division, which the Finnish company has decided is surplus to requirements after only two years.The unit is actually the wearables firm Withings, bought by Nokia in 2016 for $170 million.But after failing to find ways to integrate Withings products into its business, and the botched development of a virtual reality camera, Nokia announced in February that it was considering selling or closing the business.According to the French news site Les Echos, Nokia is now close to finalising a sale of the digital health division.Among the potential bidders is Nest, the Alphabet smart home subsidiary that is being merged back into Google.Two other French companies and one other non-European company are also said to be interested according to Les Echos.According to another report from the website Wareable, the French government is keen for Nokia to sell to a French bidder following an initiative to boost the countrys efforts in artificial intelligence.

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