Google had launched its smart speaker, the Home mini, back in 2017. So, it’s been two years since the smart speaker needs an upgrade to satisfy the new demands of the users. And to appease its users, Google has something in stores which is quite the buzz in the rumor mill. According to a report, the Mountain View giant will launch the Nest Mini, which will be consolidated under the Nest brand.
The report, by 9to5Google, also claims that some serious changes will be made. It will have a better sound with a built-in wall mount and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It won’t be a bigger upgrade from the Home Mini considering its looks and size. As for the sound, the Home Mini has fabulous sound with great bass output. If Google improves upon it, the smart speaker will become an instant favorite amongst music listeners.
Google had confirmed that the Google Home smart speakers will get the Nest branding. It was an independent Alphabet company for years and the merger will result in smart speakers being named under the Nest brand. Rick Osterloh had said, “Nest will mean Google’s first-party home products.”
Proximity awareness is also to be present in the Nest Mini, which will tell the volume level. It will basically use motion sensors to determine if the user is nearby to turn on the display. More colors could be expected but the specifics are unknown yet. Also, the reports cannot guess the price so we will have to wait for its official launch. The Home Mini was a budget package that was priced at $29 (approximately ₹2000) so the extra features might slightly increase the price.
Speaking of which, the follow up of Home mini might launch with the upcoming Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL at the Made by Google event in October.