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“Google Nest Wifi router with WiFi 6 on the way: we know this”

Google is going to release a new Nest Wifi router that works with the WiFi 6 standard. The product no longer comes with a corresponding Wi-Fi point and Google may introduce it this fall.

New Nest Wifi

Google last released the Nest Wifi router two years ago, not counting the relaunch of the old Google Wifi router. In the meantime, a lot has changed when it comes to the Wi-Fi standard, as we now have the improved Wi-Fi 6 and 6E standards. These are better suited for smoothly running more connected devices at the same time, and according to 9To5Google there will be a new Nest Wifi this year.

The information comes from anonymous sources and details about the Nest Wifi are currently scarce. The product would work with the Wi-Fi 6 or 6E and we can therefore expect theoretical internet speeds of up to 9.6 Gbps, a strong improvement over the 3.5 Gbps maximum of the current Nest Wifi.

If Google were to use the 6E standard, that means that the new router will work with the 6GHz band. That third band, in addition to 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz, should prevent connected devices from interfering with each other too much. You can think of it as a third lane on the highway, but for your connected devices.

Colors and speaker

As for the form factor, it has been leaked that Google no longer ships a Wifi point by default. With the previous Nest Wifi, that device served to expand your network. The new router, on the other hand, is available in one, two or three pieces. It is not yet known whether the Nest Wifi will again work as a smart speaker with Google Assistant. In addition, it appears that it appears in several color variants. It is not known exactly what those will be.

We also don’t know yet how much the Nest Wifi will cost and when exactly Google wants to introduce it. Given Google’s past habits, a launch this fall seems most likely. Google is also launching the Pixel 7 series.

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