More evidence of a Google WiFi successor emerges in an FCC filing
Google WiFi was first revealed at the first Made by Google event bank in October of 2016, where we first saw the Pixel and Pixel XL. While I admit that there are thousands of WiFi devices more powerful and functional than Google’s own, you have to give them credit for how simple the router is to set up and use. It is intended for not very tech-savvy people. But, if you didn’t already get the idea, even the most hardcore tech enthusiasts are digging its simplicity.
Last month, a mysterious “Mistral” device appeared in Chromium Gerrit, which is supposed to be a Google WiFi successor. 9to5Google noticed that it passed FCC certification, giving us a bit more detail about the device. Unsurprisingly, it includes 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth LE like the original Google WiFi. Apparently, the device was built by Japan-based Murata Manufacturing Co. and its current codename is AA1. To be honest, the listing doesn’t give us much. It just confirms that Google is working on a successor to its popular mesh router.
The release date of the device is currently unknown, as are most of the details. It’s very possible that Google will announce it at the Made by Google 2019 event sometime in October, but we could see it before that at Google I/O in May. We don’t even know the official name of the new device. It can be Google WiFi 2, Google WiFi 2019, or anything else. Currently, all we know is that it exists, it has an ARM chip inside, and it’s coming soon.
Via: 9to5Google Source: FCC listing