Google to release WiFi device with 'smart feature' on October 4

The device can have multiple Google Wifi access points linked together to create one large wireless network


Tech Desk September 24, 2016
OnHub router already offered by Google manufactured by TP-LINK. PHOTO: GOOGLE

Google is expected to unveil a new home WiFi router dubbed Google WiFi at its event on October 4,  Android Police reported.

The report, which comes from a reliable source, suggests that the device, which is said to be priced at $129, will be shown at Google’s media event where the tech giant is expected to release a new line of smartphones along with Google Home, and the 4K 'Chromecast Ultra'.

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The WiFi router by Google is said to have enhanced range and an additional ‘smart feature’ that allows it to have multiple Google Wifi access points linked together to create one large wireless network.

Google already has a WiFi device in its catalogue known as the OnHub though it is produced by TP-LINK and ASUS. Google WiFi then would come as a WiFi router that can wear the ‘Made by Google’ badge.

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Although the report doesn’t say anything about how the device would function, it does make mention of the price which is expected to be at $129. This would turn out to be cheaper compared to other similar WiFi routers such as OnHub and eero which are priced at $179 and $199 respectively.

This article originally appeared on Android Police.

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