Google Home Hub To Be Rebranded as Nest Hub

Google announces Nest Hub Max, consolidates smart home gadgets under the Nest brand

The new launch of Google Nest Hub Max is a big Google Assistant smart display. Previously, about 100GB of data is needed just to command things to the Google Voice Assistant which results in a delay when it comes to getting a response. This assumes, of course, that the Home Hub Max can see you at the time, but this is certainly a more elegant solution than trying to shout over the music you want turned off.

Google is pitching the new device as "the new kitchen TV", thanks to its video capabilities. That's about to change.

Nest Hub Max will sell for $229 starting later this summer, as the company drops the price of its previous, smaller Hub device to $129.

The audio-to-text interpretation that allows any YouTube video to have subtitles will now be available for any video, whether it's played in the browser or we have it in our gallery. "In the same way that we were an early adopter of the "Works with Nest" program, Control4 intends to embrace this new program to continue to offer customers choice and flexibility for the smart products in a Control4 Smart Home". Now users can search for an exact dish on a menu, and Google Lens will look for photos on how the dish looks like based on Google Maps information.




There's a new smart home pane, which pulls together easier controls for connected devices like lamps, locks, and more. All this will be done in the device occupying only 80 MB, and no data leaves the mobile. Now, if you want to find your way to your mother's home, simply mention "Hey Google, direct me to mom's house" and it will promptly send you on your way there instead of some other place called "Mom's House".

"In order for the system to understand what you're saying, it needs to understand your world", explains Google's Manuel Bronstein. "For each person in your family who chooses to turn it on, the Assistant guides you through the process of creating a face model, which is encrypted and stored on the device", stated the official press release. The accession of a camera is not just Google's way of bringing the display on par with apparatus from third-parties like JBL or Lenovo. It can control more than 30,000 devices from 3500 brands. This improves multitasking, being able to do some actions by voice and others by clicking on the mobile phone.

12MP is pretty significant as that's a better camera than the top-of-the-range Nest IQ standalone cameras.

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