Your home’s Wi-Fi could soon be powered by Google, according to a new report that claims the search engine giant plans to get into the router business next month.
Instead of competing head-on with Apple’s AirPort Express, the new Google router will supposedly bring a slew of smart features to the home, allowing users to pair two or more routers together to fix your home’s shoddy Wi-Fi coverage.
The new router, dubbed Google Wifi, will be similar to Eero’s incredible router that blankets homes with a self-correcting mesh signal. Android Police reported today that Google Wifi will be unveiled at an event on October 4th and come with a $129 price tag.
“We aren’t sure if this will be branded as a Google OnHub device or not, but the OnHub app will certainly be the controller out of the gate,” claims Droid Life, which confirmed Google Wifi is indeed coming soon.
One source claims the design of the Google Wifi device will look a little like a white Amazon Echo Dot, allowing it to remain inconspicuous in the house.
Each Google Wifi unit will have dual-band antennas with two ports, AC1200 speeds, 802.15.4 radios and Bluetooth. The setup process is expected to be simplified so that it is ready to use in minutes. Google may also offer the routers in bundles to encourage fans to buy in bulk.