Google plans for its hardware event “Made by Google” on October 15 in New York, not only the concept of the new Pixel 4 (XL), but also a successor of the mesh router Google Wifi, the new version with Assistant as well Smart Speaker can act. The new router should appear under the private label “Nest”.
Apart from the addition of the Google Assistant and the necessary hardware, there are no major technical changes with the new Nest Wifi. However, the router is to receive a new design, which fits seamlessly into the “Nest” series, complementing the smart display Nest Hub and the cheapest smart speaker Nest Mini.
Old Google Wifi are compatible
At I / O 2019, Google merged Nest and Home, the Nest and Home brands previously marketed in parallel in the Connected Home segment. The new mesh router is said to be backwards compatible with all previous Google Wifi products from the Home and Nest series.
Unlike the multi-packs of the first mesh router, which contained several full-fledged routers, the multi-packs of the new mesh router with assistant next to the main router should contain several satellites, so-called “beacons” as the page specialized in Google 9to5Google citing its own sources. The principle is already known from the mesh products of Eero, a company that was acquired by Amazon earlier this year.
Google is expected to announce the new Nest Wifi on October 15 at its annual hardware presentation Made by Google along with the new Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL, an updated Nest Mini, and possibly a second generation pixelbook.