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[Update: Continued Support] Google has discontinued the Nest Secure alarm system

Google has confirmed to AndroidPolice that the Nest Secure alarm system it launched in 2017 has been discontinued. The product, made up of a combination keypad and siren called the Nest Guard and a series of sensors has been unavailable on the Google Store for a week or so, and now we have confirmation that...

The Nest Audio is a $99 Google Assistant smart speaker with powerful audio

The Google Nest Mini (the successor to the Google Home Mini) is an incredibly popular compact smart speaker. However, Google’s ambitions with Assistant-enabled speakers started with the original Google Home four years ago. That device is long overdue for a successor, and we seem to finally have one. Meet the new Google Nest Audio, the...

Google Nest Audio and Chromecast with Google TV retail leaks reveal even more details before next week’s launch

Google recently started sending out media invites for its upcoming Pixel 5 launch event. In the invite, the company revealed that it would showcase the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5 at the event, along with a new Chromecast device and a smart speaker. While the company is yet to unveil any details about...

[Update 2: Pricing & Launch Date] Here’s our first look at the Nest successor to the original Google Home speaker

The Nest Mini (formerly known as "Google Home Mini") has become an incredibly popular little smart speaker. However, Google's ambitions with Assistant-enabled speakers started with the original Google Home 4 years ago. That device is long overdue for a successor and it appears one is on the way. A new Google device recently passed through the...

A new Google Nest smart speaker may be coming to replace the original Google Home

Google announced a successor to its widely popular Google Home Mini smart speaker late last year in October. While the new smart speaker is virtually identical to the Home Mini, Google launched it under its Nest brand of smart home products and called it the Nest Mini. Now, according to a recent report from 9to5Google,...

Google is testing a simpler UI for its Nest Hub smart displays

Google recently rolled out a new firmware update for its Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max smart displays. The update (v1.46) introduced a number of interface and usability changes, including a few minor tweaks to the System Settings, new display settings, lighting controls, and more. Now, according to a recent blog post, the company has...

Google launches its new Nest Aware subscription service to simplify smart home management

In response to user feedback regarding the pricing of the current Nest Aware subscription plans, Google announced new affordable plans back in October last year. However, at the time, the company only detailed the new plans and revealed that the plans would be launched early this year. In keeping with the previous announcement, Google is...

Google will require two-factor authentication for all Nest users

Smart devices are slowly making their way into every aspect of our lives. While these devices do go a long way in making things more comfortable, critics argue that there's always an underlying threat to users' privacy. Take the recent debacle with Xiaomi's Mijia smart security cameras for example. Earlier this year in January, Google...

Google rolls out new “Media View” for Nest Hub smart displays

Google Assistant-powered smart displays are starting to break out in the market, as more and more devices launch with support for the Google Assistant's ambient mode. Smart Displays provide an easy-to-use interface to control all of the smart devices in your home, whilst simultaneously offering instant access to all of the Google Assistant's features as...

Google Nest WiFi has a completely new design and doubles as a smart speaker

Leading up to the Made by Google event today, there were tons of leaks about almost every product that Google showed off. The one product that we didn't know a lot about beforehand was Google Nest WiFi, but now it's official. Nest WiFi is the follow-up to Google WiFi and it has a brand new...

Google Nest Mini is Google’s latest Assistant smart speaker with a built-in wall mount

Google’s smartphone business has had mixed success, but some of its other hardware ventures have been much more successful. Take the Chromecast, for example, a product that has brought Google Cast, and by extension easy access to Google’s library of music and videos, to millions of homes around the world. The Chromecast’s success can be...

Google Nest WiFi may include Google Assistant speaker beacons

A rebooted version of Google's "Google Wifi" is expected to launch at the Made By Google event next month. "Made by Google" is Google's yearly hardware showcase event, where we typically see announcements to the tune of new Pixel devices. Not all of the focus is going to be on the latest Pixel devices, however....