Google’s Next-Gen WiFi Router Will Reportedly Feature Assistant Speakers, New Design

Posted on September 17, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Google, Hardware with 4 Comments

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Google’s WiFi router is one of the less known Google-made products. It’s also been a while since Google launched the first version of the Google WiFi router. And so, it’s getting ready to launch the next-gen Google WiFi with some major changes, possibly for an October 15 launch along with the new Pixel phones.

Like the upcoming Google Home Mini and probably its future home products, Google is moving away from the Google Home branding to Nest. The next-gen WiFi router from Google will apparently be called Nest WiFi.

According to 9to5Google, the next-gen router will feature some major changes in the way it works. Google will offer the “main” router along with some smaller beacons that work with the main router, kind of like how Amazon-owned Eero’s mesh home routers work. And these new smaller beacons will have Google Assistant support built-in. Along with the usual Assistant features, the Nest WiFi beacons will feature some WiFi-specific features like being able to pause the internet in certain rooms or for specific devices with your voice. The main router part of the new Nest WiFi system won’t, however, include Assistant support.

Google is also introducing a refreshed design with the Nest WiFi that will allow the routers to fit into your house much better than before, and Google plans to offer three different colors to help you pick the one that fits the vibe of your rooms the most.

And if you already have the existing Google WiFi system, you will apparently be able to use products from the new Nest WiFi line with your existing routers, which sounds like a really good deal.

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4 responses to “Google’s Next-Gen WiFi Router Will Reportedly Feature Assistant Speakers, New Design”

  1. will

    Amazon could be looking to do the same thing with the Echo devices now that they own eero.

  2. RonV42

    I will never purchase a router with a microphone in it or expect it to be an assistant. If I want a digital assistant I would purchase one that was dedicated to the task. But I am sure Google will be getting a heck of a lot of data from these devices to target your for their ad services.

  3. derylmccarty

    And will it include the new AX Wi-Fi ?

  4. Tony Barrett

    I absolutely love the Google Wifi mesh, it's a great bit of kit and has transformed wifi in our house. Not sure about having the assistant built into them though. They should be designed to do one job only and that's to provide a seamless, reliable, high speed wifi connection, although AX support would be nice to have, I'm not going to upgrade mine just yet.

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