Apparently the cat is out of his pocket because after pictures from approval applications that represent Google’s next intelligent loudspeaker Leaked earlier this weekGoogle has decided to release an official teaser for the upcoming Nest team device.
While Google didn’t mention the gadget’s official name, price, or release date, a quick look at the image above basically confirms that the leaked device is indeed overdue Replacement for the original Google Home, which was launched in 2016 for the first time.
In addition to confirming that a new Google speaker is on the go, Google’s teaser (which includes a short supercut) also highlights some other aspects of the device. With its rounded rectangular body covered in fabric, the design of the next Google Home bridges the size gap between the two Nest mini and the Google Home Max while maintaining a coherent design language for all Google smart speakers. It is a Urgently needed Update because the original Google Home design – which looks like a futuristic air diffuser – has not aged particularly well.
As can be seen from the approval applications, the next Google Home has a number of indicator lights that are hidden behind the outside of the fabric, while the blue version (this appears to be the same shade that is currently available on the Nest mini) indicates that some of the pastel color options that are used for other Nest products are likely to be used. Still, Google adds a few every year New colors in the product range (blue and coral were the most important additions in the last year), usually during the product presentation in autumn. So don’t be surprised if some new colors come out later this year.
While deleting an official image of a product that is not yet technically named may seem a bit strange, Google has done this before. Last year, after a lot of leaks and rumors regarding the Pixel 4, Google has released an official picture of the phone in June, more than four months before the phone was fully unveiled later in October.
In a way, Google validates all technical experts who are constantly looking for hints and leaks for upcoming products, because who knows, if enough information is revealed, Google may publish even more details about upcoming products. Until then, all we have to do is wait until late autumn for Google to release more information about its next smart speaker and everything else the company has in store.