| 2019-10-15 12:40:27|
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Google announces Nest Wifi system
Alphabet's Google (GOOG) announced Nest Wifi, a wi-fi internet system that involves two separate devices: The Nest Wifi router plugs directly into your modem, forming the basis for a strong and powerful home network, and the Nest Wifi point expands your coverage where you need it most. Nest Wifi is more powerful than Google Wifi, delivering up to two times the speed and up to 25% better coverage, the company. A two pack can deliver coverage for a 3,800-square-foot home. The system is scalable, so you can add more points later to make sure you're covered. And if you've already got a Google Wifi network, you can easily add Nest Wifi to it for additional coverage, the company added. The Nest Wifi point also has a speaker with the Google Assistant, which means it can do everything that Nest Mini can do. "We also built the Nest Wifi system to provide the foundation for your future smart home devices," Google said. "It has local home connectivity, which means that some devices can connect directly to the system without needing a hub, so you can easily set up the most popular lights and plugs right from the Home app. We'll also enable Thread capabilities in the coming months to deliver secure connectivity for smart home devices like door and motion sensors, door locks and more. You'll start seeing these devices roll out from partners in 2020. Nest Wifi will be available in eight global markets in 2019. In the U.S., you can preorder today and Nest Wifi will be on sale on November 4. You can get a two pack with one router and one point for $269, or a three pack with one router and two points for $349 at the Google Store, Target (TGT), Best Buy (BBY) and more retailers."