Google Nest Wifi Stories October 19

While Google has made a name for itself by making mesh Wi-Fi easy with Google Wifi and Nest Wifi, that simplicity is undercut by the routers’ lack of longevity, and the Nest Wifi Pro needs to tackle that head-on.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories October 17

Before announcing its new Pro 6E model, Google in September rolled out the latest 22Q2 update to the Google and Nest Wifi.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories October 5

I’ve been all-in on Google’s smart home ecosystem for the past several years, but with the soft reboot in 2021, things started falling apart, and frankly, I was getting tired of it. Over the past couple of months, I’ve been prepared to throw out my entire Nest ecosystem and move on to something else. But with new hardware and a revamped app that shows the company is actually listening to customers, Google just earned a second chance.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories September 18

Back in June, we reported that Google was working on a new Wi-Fi 6 router, and it has now leaked as the “Nest Wifi Pro.”

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Google Nest Wifi Stories August 15

Google is now one step closer to releasing a next generation of its Nest Wifi mesh router, with the new model showing up at the FCC and revealing its Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories June 20

What’s new in the Nest Wifi M94 update from earlier this year

Software updates to Google and Nest Wifi happen pretty irregularly and occur in the background when they do, with no end user interaction required. The last Google/Nest Wifi update — 22Q1 (M94) — from March went relatively under the radar, and here are the release notes.

Google Nest Wifi Stories June 17

A source has shared new details about the next mesh router in the Google/Nest Wifi series, including the introduction of Wi-Fi 6 and a return to the simplicity of the original Google Wifi.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories April 14

[U: Happening again] Some Nest and Google Wifi routers have been going offline at random

Google’s Nest Wifi and Google Wifi routers make mesh setups easy and, for the most part, pretty reliable while being relatively cheap. However, over the past few months, some Nest Wifi and Google Wifi owners are reporting that their networks have been going offline at random for months, and it seems Google has no concrete fix.

Google Nest Wifi Stories April 6

Evidence uncovered by our team suggests that Google may be preparing another product in its lineup of Nest Wifi mesh networking devices. But what would Google need to deliver in a new version of its home networking solution? 

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Google Nest Wifi Stories July 5, 2021

In addition to a new Nest/Google Wifi update, the Google Home app is getting the last few remaining Wifi-related features from the old client that’s set to be deprecated.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories June 22, 2021

Google is in the process of rolling out the “M89” update for the Nest and Google Wifi. There are several user-facing additions, as well as underlying improvements.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories June 21, 2021

Back in April, Google Workspace for Nonprofits became available with deals on plan upgrades. Google for Nonprofit users now have a new perk where they can get discounts on Google Store products, like the Nest Wifi.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories April 2, 2021

As it stands today, Google has two distinct apps for managing your Google Wifi and Nest Wifi networks, with Google Wifi and Google Home. Starting next month, the older Google Wifi app is shutting down in favor of the all-in-one Google Home.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories March 16, 2021

The latest update to Google’s Home companion app is rolling out on Android and iOS this morning. Besides Home 2.34 adding support for the 2nd-gen Nest Hub, the Google/Nest Wifi experience gets a big update with network usage graphs.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories February 23, 2021

For some time now, the US Google Store has offered an affordable refurbished option for a few select products, including the Nest Cam Indoor and Nest Protect. Today, the Google Store has gained three more refurbished options in the US, the Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Wifi, and Nest Hello.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories November 30, 2020

The pandemic has made video calling more important than ever before, and to make Google Meet and Zoom video calls more stable in our current lifestyle, Google WiFi and Nest WiFi are making it possible to prioritize these popular video calling apps.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories September 22, 2020

Last year, Google took mesh Wi-Fi networks to the next level by having access points that also serve as Google Assistant speakers. However, this advancement understandably came with increased cost. Potentially to give the Nest Wifi ecosystem a more affordable entry point, we found evidence that suggests Google may release some $99 Nest Wifi hardware later this year.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories June 17, 2020

Google is rolling out an update to the Nest Wifi and Google Wifi that will “improve overall network performance on slow internet connections.” This comes as people have primarily stayed indoors and used more device in recents months.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories January 16, 2020

Whether you’re looking to improve your home’s Wi-Fi signal or just trying to squeeze a little better performance from your network for Google Stadia, a mesh system like Nest Wifi may be just what you’re looking for. We got the chance to spend a few weeks with both the main Nest Wifi router and the separate Nest Wifi point with built-in Google Assistant speaker to review what they each bring to the table.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories October 21, 2019

Google’s Home Mini smart speaker and Google Wifi systems have been some of the most popular products of their category for the past few years, and now they’ve gotten refreshes. Here are a few details about the Nest Wifi and the Nest Mini that you might have missed, including the latter’s improved touch controls.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories October 15, 2019

Announced alongside the original Pixel in 2016, Google Wifi helped usher in the adoption of mesh networking at home. In today’s saturated market, Nest Wifi is differentiating itself by adopting a commonplace setup that happens to incorporate a Google Assistant speaker.

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We’re now less than an hour away from the Made by Google event, and we’re already fairly confident in what devices Google will be announcing. This morning, four of those products, the Google Pixel 4 (and 4 XL), Nest Mini, Nest Wifi Router and Nest Wifi Point, have all hit the Bluetooth SIG.

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All but two Made by Google 2019 products have not been extensively detailed ahead of the Tuesday event. That count is down to a sole device (Pixel Buds) following a Nest Wifi leak emerging early this morning.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories October 14, 2019

In its fourth year, Google Hardware is launching maturing followups to five major products. Our sources say to expect Google’s latest flagship smartphone, the Pixel 4, as well as a Pixelbook Go laptop, a second generation version of its Nest Mini and Nest Wifi connected home devices, and a followup to the Pixel Buds. We’ve been tracking these products extensively for almost a year, and you’ll find everything we know — and some new tidbits — below…

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Google Nest Wifi Stories October 12, 2019

Following Best Buy Canada last night fully detailing the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, another northern retailer has possibly leaked Nest Wifi pricing. This online store also suggests other Made by Google plans for Canada, including the Nest Mini and Nest Hub Max.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories September 30, 2019

Earlier this month, we exclusively reported on Nest Wifi and its new two-part hardware configuration. Like Eero, Google is leveraging a main router and beacons, with those devices possibly getting FCC certification today.

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Google Nest Wifi Stories September 17, 2019

Google is planning to launch a refreshed version of its ‘Google Wifi’ router at its hardware showcase next month, according to sources familiar with the matter. In a setup that differs from the first generation, the newly-named ‘Nest Wifi’ router itself will be accompanied by Eero-esque beacons that double as Assistant speakers…

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