According to a report by AndroidPolice, Google is rumored to soon unveil a new Wi-Fi router, called Google Wi-Fi. Slated to launch along with its other new products, including the Pixel phones and new 4K Chromecast, it could arrive on October 4. The device is said to be similar to Google’s current router, the OnHub, and offer smart features and enhanced Wi-Fi range.
What’s truly interesting about the supposed device is that is may function similarly to a ‘whole home’ Wi-Fi system, where you can pair more than one device together to expand the wireless coverage area of your network. This is an interesting concept and a Google-branded Wi-Fi router that offers new and inciting features like this is certainly welcome as more people adopt smart home technologies into their lives. A mesh-network router system is the latest trend in home Wi-Fi and projects to become the new standard for router technology, so it makes sense for Google to go this route.
AndroidPolice rates this rumor with a confidence level of nine out of ten, so they are extremely confident in the validity of this rumored device. One question this does leave is OnHub, Google’s current wireless router – will they continue to support it, or does this spell the end for it?
What do you think? Would you buy a Google-branded Wi-Fi router with features like this? Let us know in the comments!