Google Wi-Fi router may share stage with Pixel phone
Sure, people eagerly await the latest rumors about coming smartphones, but rumors about unsexy home routers? Forget about it. Google Wi-Fi is coming!!!
Still, there may be a new home router sharing the stage October 4 with Google’s rumored new flagship phone, the Pixel. The company, which announced the event Monday, is also expected to offer more details about a smart speaker called Google Home, a rival to Amazon’s Echo.
Now comes news from Android Police that the company will unveil Google Wifi, a home router for $129 that has “smart” features. An unnamed source told the site the router will be similar in size to the Echo Dot, the smaller version of the voice-enabled Echo speaker.
Last year, Google unveiled the OnHub router, emphasizing its easy setup. But at launch, it came with a $200 price tag and without some of its most promising features activated.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.