Google planning to release Wi-Fi router at October event, Home to cost $129: Report
Google plans to release its own, self-branded wireless router dubbed “Google Wi-Fi” that will retail for $129, according to Android Police.
The Google Wi-Fi router is expected to be released at Google’s October 4 event, according to the blog, which has correctly pegged past Google releases. The router is said to be designed like a small, white Amazon Echo Dot, and you can reportedly expand it with multiple access points .
Android Police further reports that Google’s take on Amazon Echo called Google Home, which was announced at Google I/O in May, will cost $129. Home works as a voice-activated speaker capable of connecting to devices around the home (such as the Nest thermostat) and completing basic tasks like playing music or searching Google.
A Chromecast Ultra with 4K capability will reportedly cost $69. We have reached out to Google for more information.
Google’s plan to release a wireless router could suggest a bigger home push from the search giant, as competitors like Amazon and Apple have gone further into the home.
We will be covering Google’s October 4 event for all the details.