Google Nest WiFi will be announced on October 15, 2019. Google Nest WiFi will most likely have WiFi 6, operate using Thread, and have built-in Google Assistant.
I have a the Google WiFi 3-pack arranged in my home. They have made using Wi-Fi seamless. I can go anywhere in the house; no dead-spots. It’s fantastic. The mesh system will also determine priority between 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz to ensure you get the best signal. It’s fantastic!
FCC filings back in 2017 confirmed that Google was working on improving their Google WiFi with a few really cool rumored features.
Google Nest WiFi with WiFi 6
It looks like the new Google Nest WiFi will operate using WiFi 6, otherwise known as 802.11ax. This will allow for you to operate more devices at the same time. Of course, Google is going to try to get more devices in your home at one time. This probably coincides with their hardware announcement on October 15, 2019
What is WiFi 6?
WiFi 6 is the new WiFi standard, also known as 802.11ax. The new standard will allow for more devices to be enabled at one time.
What is Thread?
Thread is a low-power mesh protocol. It runs on IP (Internet Protocol). It’s flexible and does not have single points of failure. It can run on WiFi, ethernet, and LTE.
Google Nest WiFi with Thread
We’ve speculated at Automate Your Life for a long time, that Google’s Secret Protocol, Thread is going to be the next big thing for IoT (internet of things) in your home. Think of each device talking to each other, making your network stronger and more connected at each device instead of relying on one hub located somewhere where there is signal interference; now each device acts to ‘self-heal’ the network. Note: The Google Nest Hub Max and a few ZigBee (QPG6095) products are already certified by Thread Group. It’s going to get exciting! Thread is a pretty powerful protocol.
We also talk about Thread in our article here.
Google Nest WiFi with Google Assistant
Now you don’t need both a Mini and a WiFi Mesh. The new Google Nest Wifi is going to have speakers for you to connect with the Google Assistant. It might be possible to manage your internet traffic with voice commands, or get statistics on your traffic. Maybe you’ll be able to ask your Google Nest WiFi if it could do a ‘Network Check’, or control internet access to certain devices; either way, it seems that this could be groundbreaking on how IoT is managed in the home. Until October 15, 2019 then.
Putting WiFi 6, Thread, and Google Assistant into the Google Nest WiFi devices will make home automation devices more connected, more reliable (less failures), and allow for more devices to fill the home.
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