Google has had its way around the tech industry for quite some time now. While the company started off as a search engine, they have spanned to different areas. From smartphones to providing direct fibre to home, the company does it all. In 2016, the company announced it’s Wifi mesh network which allowed users to have a stable and consistent Wifi connection in their premises.
With a lot of rumors surfacing ever since Google started the New project, Mistral, users have been wondering if this would be the new generation of Google’s Wifi Tech. In a recent API release, developers at ChromeUnboxed have looked into it. According to the article submitted by the website, these new devices would be supporting a new chipset. This chipset, the QCS405 by Qualcomm, would be fitted into the upcoming device.
According to the report, this chip would allow the device to have a more advanced audio input and output capabilities with support for “multi-mic beamforming noise suppression”. That being said, it does lead one to believe that the device may just be another rendition of the Google Home device. On the other hand, though, the upcoming device would feature Wifi 6 in favor the older Wifi 5 technology found in the previous versions. What this would mean that the device if it is a router system, would allow for faster data speeds and more efficient bandwidth management between devices connected to the system.
According to the article, developers believe that it would be in fact a Wifi device after all. Given that it is Google we are talking about, there are multiple ways Google can about this. One of the major possibilities is perhaps Google would be coming up with different versions of their Wifi devices, supporting different chips and different functionalities: A mesh wifi network solely for Google Home devices. Another is that these new Google Mesh Routers would be fitted with Google’s Home assistant. Given that Google has been doing that with almost all of its home devices, this is a likely scenario. Currently, though, there is not much known about it beyond this. given that the device is currently in the testing phase, discretely, users may just see it at Google’s Unboxing event along with the newer renditions of the Pixel Devices.