Google Home Mini is Available in a New Color

Posted on October 2, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Smart Home with 6 Comments

Google announced a new aqua-colored Google Home Mini smart speaker today. Big deal, you say? Actually, I think this is notable for two reasons.

But first, the requisite quote.

“The aqua Google Home Mini is made from the same fabric as the Mini’s original colors with the same aesthetic goal, to easily blend into your home,” Google’s Isabelle Olson explains. “Aqua Mini does all the great things you expect from your Google Assistant and Google Home.”

OK, so why is this even notable?

Two reasons.

First, this marks the first time since the original Home Mini launch last year that Google has added a new color. You may recall that the Mini launched in chalk, charcoal, and coral originally.

Second and most important, this new color is arriving just one week before Google’s annual hardware event. And this tells me that Google will not be updating the Home Mini this year, at least not from a form factor perspective.

That said, Google does note that “Google Home Mini in Aqua will be available from the Google Store and Walmart online later this month.” So it’s possible that the innards could be updated.

We’ll know soon.

 

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