We know a lot about the fabric-coated device and we still have a lot to find out – for example, whether the Nest Audio actually lives up to the hype and how it compares to that. (If the are signs this might be the Alexa killer Google was hoping for.)
We’re going to walk you through the essentials to learn more about Nest Audio’s price, colors, sell-by dates, and features. And we explain what the new name means for other Google launches ($ 99 at Walmart) and nest devices.
What is Nest Audio and which Google speaker is it replacing?
Nest Audio replaces the originalbut despite the similar name, it is not the successor to the . Other Google Smart Speakers that you can buy today are the high-end speakers , (earlier ) and and Smart displays.
What does Nest Audio cost and when will it be sold?
Currently, the Google Store is taking Nest Audio pre-orders for $ 100 ($ 90, AU $ 149), but costs $ 20 for every two products purchased and makes them for $ 90 each. Google will ship Nest Audio orders in the US, Canada and India starting October 5th. The device will be available from October 15th in brick-and-mortar stores and in 21 countries.
What colors is Nest Audio available in?
You can buy the Nest Audio in five pastel colors: chalk (white), charcoal (black), sage (green), sand (pink), and sky (blue). Interestingly, Google advertises that the fabric-like mesh material surrounding the loudspeaker is made from 70% recycled plastic.
What has improved over the first Google Home?
The new Nest Audio replaces the single 2-inch speaker from Google Home with a 3-inch woofer to control bass and a three-quarter-inch tweeter for high tones. There’s also a quad-core processor instead of the Google Home’s dual-core processor, which is supposed to reduce response times and produce richer sound.
Like last year’s updated Nest Mini ($ 50 at Best Buy)The Nest Audio has a dedicated machine learning chip that does some of the processing in Google’s cloud-based data centers on the device (translation: faster responses, better privacy).
Nest Audio doesn’t look like an air freshener or miniature nuclear power plant, it’s a bit more loaf-like too, which I personally find an improvement.
Will all Google Home speakers be Nest Audio now?
Under mine, clear branding is one that keeps annoying me. With several Nest branded smart speakers, Google seems to be accepting “Nest” as a new brand name. However, the company has also hopped back and forth a few times, which confuses the matter. I suspect Nest will stay here.
Which mobile app will Nest Audio be using: Google Home or Nest?
Part of the confusion around the new name is which app you can use to control Nest Audio from your phone. There are two mobile apps – one for Nest and one for Google Home – but the names of the devices do not match the apps. The Nest app controls the company’s smart, and But if you want to set up a Nest Mini, or presumably Nest Audio, you’ll need to use the Google Home app.
Are there any new Google Assistant commands?
If so, Google didn’t announce them along with the new Nest Audio smart speaker. Instead, Google highlighted the speakerswho the company recently . In addition, Google devoted a large part of its presentation Some features will be added in the coming weeks (presumably regardless of when Nest Audio is launched).
It’s easy to miss, but don’t forget it’s new, to. And like previous Google Home speakers, this will likely be the case , also. Every time you set up a new Google Home speaker, the Google Assistant can attack you with suggestions. .