Google officially reveals Nest smart speaker following fresh leak

Google officially reveals Nest smart speaker following fresh leak
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Google has officially unveiled its Nest smart speaker, confirming its existence and Nest-style redesign with the release of the above photo.

Images of the Google Home successor were found in a FCC filing yesterday (and posted by the Android TV Guide Twitter account), with the device listed under the model number GXCA6. Google responded by sending an official photo and teaser video of the Nest speaker to publications, accompanied simply with the note: “what the Nest team is working on from home".

The Sonos One-rivalling speaker is considerably taller and slimmer than one might have expected. From the FCC images, we can see the new Google Nest speaker measures around 21cm in height – that's taller than even the larger Google Home Max.

Like the Google Nest Mini that launched in October, the big brother commits to the bluey-grey (and perhaps pink) fabric mesh covering – a hallmark of the 'Nest' aesthetic compared to the two-part fabric and metal design of the Home

Google announced last year that its smart home products would begin to fall under a new 'Nest' branding, replacing the 'Home' moniker that was introduced in 2016. So far, only the Mini of the three Google smart speakers has been launched, with the Nest imminent and the Home Max yet to be rebranded.

Google's confirmation of the Nest is just a teaser, mind: it hasn't yet revealed any further information such as specification and pricing. That, our friends, is still all to come.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.