Google Nest camera in 2021: new models confirmed

Google will release at least one new Nest camera in 2021, the company confirms. The new security cameras are just waiting, because the current models date back to 2017. Details of the new models are still scarce.

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New Google Nest security camera in 2021

The most modern Nest security cameras are the Nest Cam IQ and Cam IQ Outdoor, released during 2017. The Outdoor version has recently been sold out everywhere, what for 9to5Google reason to ask Google whether the model has been phased out permanently.

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Google informs 9to5Google that the camera will indeed no longer appear in the assortment of (web) stores and indicates that a ‘new line-up of security cameras’ will appear in 2021. “Nest continues to invest in new innovations,” the company adds.

Few details known

So new Nest security cameras will appear this year, but further information is still lacking. Existing Nest cameras film in full HD or 4K resolution and the Cam IQ Outdoor is suitable for outdoor use, among other things. The Cam IQ Indoor, in turn, works in tandem with the Google Assistant.

Because Google is committed to its smart voice assistant, it is likely that at least one new Nest camera with Google Assistant support will be released in 2021. There is also a good chance that at least one model is suitable for outdoor use. Presumably, the new cameras work with the Nest Aware subscription. This monthly subscription allows you to review the video clips from the cameras for up to sixty days.

Lots of competition in security cameras

Google is currently not a major player in the smart security camera market. The Nest cameras were positively received years ago when they were released, but were also found to be (too) expensive. Competitive brands such as Ring, Arlo, Eufy and Foscam are better known manufacturers and regularly launch new models in all price ranges. It is not yet clear whether Google will continue to focus on the higher segment or may also release cheaper Nest cameras.

The company is also working on other new Nest products. For example, information about an alleged new Nest Hub appeared a few days ago, possibly with advanced gesture control.

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