Pixel 4 is not the only secret that Google can’t avoid spreading across the Internet. Another device, Nest WiFi, has leaked twice before the company’s Google-made event in New York City. But now, it is rumored that Google’s new Nest WiFi can be paired with “points” (also known as beacons), which will help expand the range of wireless networks in the home. These Nest Wi-Fi points make smart speakers compatible with Google Assistant. This means that you will be able to use voice to control WiFi settings, for example, if you want to say “Google, please pause Wi-Fi for kid’s devices.”
The Nest Wifi router is fit with the Google Wifi, including the Qualcomm 400 series chipset optimized to parse Google Assistant commands. There is a Gigabit Ethernet port that occupies multiple antennas and supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz channels. That’s 802.11a / b / g / n / ac, but not 802.11ax (also known as Wi-Fi 6) – Google says it will be worthwhile to wait until 2022.
According to Google, Nest WiFi is a follow-on to the Google WiFi mesh system a few years ago, with a 2x increase in speed and a 25% increase in coverage. Nest WiFi can perform all the functions of the Nest Mini, so users can use it to make calls or listen to music. To set it up, users only need the Google Home app, and within a few minutes, Nest WiFi can be up and running. Also, if an individual is on a video call, the user can easily share the WiFi password with the Google Home app, test network speed, or prioritize the device. Nest WiFi will be available on 4th November in two boxes for US$ 269, including the main router and one point, or three packs for two points for US$ 349. The smart WiFi system will come in three colors: snow, sand, and fog. Google says that all of these colors are designed to fit into the home, not hidden behind a closet or TV.