Google’s new sensible speaker to your dwelling takes on a very new design — and a new identify. From the specs to the look,is very a lot the next-generation full-size sensible speaker for on a regular basis use.
There’s lots we know about the fabric-coated device, and far we’ll nonetheless have to discover out. For instance, we know it guarantees to enhance speaker quantity by an astonishing proportion, however we’ll have to see how the Nest Audio stacks up tothein real-world checks. If the are any indication, this may very well be the Alexa-killer Google has been hoping for.
We’ll stroll you thru the most essential things to be taught about the Nest Audio’s value, colours, sale date and options. And we’ll clarify what the new identify means for different Google Home ($99 at Walmart) and Nest gadgets.
What is Nest Audio and which Google speaker does it exchange?
Nest Audio replaces the authentichowever, regardless of the related identify, it isn’t the successor to the . Other Google sensible audio system you should buy at the moment embrace the high-end , (previously ) and and sensible shows.
How much does the Nest Audio cost and when does it go on sale?
Right now, the Google Store is taking Nest Audio preorders for $100 (£90, AU$149) but will knock off $20 for every two you buy, making them $90 apiece. Google will start shipping Nest Audio orders in the US, Canada and India on Oct. 5. The device will be available at brick and mortar retailers and 21 countries starting Oct. 15.
Which colors does Nest Audio come in?
You can buy the Nest Audio in five pastel colors: chalk (white), charcoal (black), sage (green), sand (pink) and sky (blue). Interestingly, Google touts that the fabric-like mesh material enclosing the speaker is made of 70% recycled plastic.
What’s improved over the first Google Home?
The new Nest Audio replaces Google Home’s single 2-inch speaker with a 3-inch woofer to control bass and a three-quarter-inch tweeter for high notes. There’s also a quad-core processor instead of the original Google Home’s dual-core processor, which should make response times faster and help create richer sound.
As with last year’s updated Nest Mini ($50 at Best Buy), the Nest Audio has a dedicated machine learning chip that performs on-device some of the processing previously handled at Google’s cloud-based data centers (translation: faster responses, better privacy).
Also, rather than looking like an air freshener or a miniature nuclear power plant, Nest Audio is a bit more loaf-like, which I personally find to be an improvement.
Will all Google Home speakers be Nest Audio now?
Among my, clear branding is one that’s irked me again and again. With several Nest-branded smart speakers, it certainly seems like Google is embracing “Nest” as the new brand name. However, the company has also bounced back and forth a few times, confusing the matter. My guess is that Nest is here to stay.
Which mobile app will Nest Audio use: Google Home or Nest?
Part of the confusion surrounding the new name is which app you’ll use to control Nest Audio from your phone. There are two mobile apps — one for Nest, one for Google Home — but the names of the devices don’t match up to the apps. The Nest app directs the company’s smart , and , but if you want to set up a Nest Mini or, presumably, Nest Audio, you’ll have to use the Google Home app.
Are there any new Google Assistant commands?
If there are, Google didn’t announce them alongside the new Nest Audio smart speaker. Instead, Google highlighted the speakers’, which the company recently . Additionally, Google dedicated a good portion of its presentation to , which it says will be adding some features in the coming weeks (presumably independent of the Nest Audio launch).
It’s easy to overlook, but don’t forget that the new, too. And like previous Google Home speakers, it’ll probably , as well. Anytime you set up a new Google Home speaker, Google Assistant may assail you with suggestions. .