Last month we told you that Google was renaming its smart speaker and its smart screen line. Google Home devices now use the Google Nest brand, which makes sense since Nest is the name of the company’s intelligent home appliance line. Smart speakers and screens, which are often used to control such devices, fit this brand perfectly. And in August, we told him to wait for the next generation of Google Home Mini to end with the new Google Nest Mini.
Not only should the basic version of Google’s speaker line be slightly larger; According to reports, it will include a wall mount (more on the one below), a 3.5mm headphone jack, superior sound and a proximity sensor that will show the current volume setting when someone approaches the unit. If you replace Home Mini, Nest Mini could keep the latter $49, although during holidays and special sales we could see it for only $25.
With the next Made by Google event likely to take place on October 15, the Nest Mini has apparently paid a visit to the US version of the Chinese regulatory agency TENAA (which is kind of a joke). You may be familiar with the agency with its initials, the FCC. The technical and technological office of the Commission has published the documents presented by Google for an “interactive multimedia streaming device” that offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. While Google’s request for confidentiality prevented the FCC from showing the usual pretty photos of the device with the rules in the foreground, the FCC published a sketch of the bottom of the device; This is where the FCC identification number of the unit will be displayed. We can see an H2C model number and a cutout for a wall bracket. The setup code is also interesting, which is something you could find in a Nest camera.
Google’s new 10-inch high-end smart speaker was launched in the US just a couple of days ago
The smart speaker market is one of the most popular technology sectors at the moment, growing as smartphones did. Global shipments increased by 55.4% year-on-year in the second quarter to reach 26.1 million units in the three-month period. Devices are popular because they are relatively inexpensive and connect to a home’s Wi-Fi network. Composed of a loudspeaker and a virtual digital assistant, speakers like Google Nest Mini can stream music; report the latest news, sports (including scores), stock prices and weather conditions; set alarms and timers; send text messages; make calls; request a shared rideshare; order a pizza; control smart appliances and more.
A couple of days ago, Google finally launched Google Nest Hub Max, a smart 10-inch screen for the price of $229. And when you face a big complaint about the 7-inch Google Nest Hub (formerly Google Nest Hub), the Il new screen comes with a camera. This means that users can use the Google Duo app to create and receive video chats, which the smaller model couldn’t do because it didn’t have a camera. Nest Hub Max will allow you to watch streaming videos on YouTube and even watch live TV on YouTube TV. The recipes are easier to follow when you follow the videos of how they are prepared and the text of the songs shown will follow the bouncing ball.
Amazon, which created the category in 2015 with Echo, still had 25.4% of the global speaker market in the second quarter. Google dropped from second to third, as it’s market share dropped drastically from 32.3% in the second quarter of last year to 16.7% in the same period this year. Will the new brand help Google’s smart speaker devices regain their rhythm? We will know after the next Christmas shopping season, usually a very profitable time for the sale of speakers.
(Via: Android Police)
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