When Google changed the naming scheme for Google Home devices, we were not sure how the regular Google Home devices would change. For example, the Google Home Hub became a Nest Hub, but it's still just the regular Google Home and Google Home Mini.
It does not look like Google will retroactively change anything but the next generation of the small home speaker. That could be the name Nest.
You can expect the Nest Mini to appear next year and signal the end of the Google Home brand semi-official. The good news is that there should be some pretty cool new features like a built-in AUX port, a wall mount and upgraded speakers.
Google will not drastically change the size and design of the Nest Mini. This makes sense, as the Home Mini is almost perfectly suitable for the respective requirements. Some new colors would be nice, and they are rumored, but we do not know what colors this contains at this point. Prices are expected to remain at around $ 49, and sales will further lower the price.
An interesting little taste of the Nest Mini is that it's reported to contain some of Nests near-sensitization features as you get them in their other smart home hardware. There's not much the Nest Mini could do without a screen, but it should be able to show the volume when it comes close.
Small but very welcome improvements. Look for this.