Google would be working on a successor to the Nest Hub, the smart speaker with a screen. The device will probably get a radar chip to keep track of users’ sleep.
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Google Nest Hub gets radar chip for sleep tracking
The usually well implemented website 9to5Google has heard from sources that Google is working on a new Nest Hub. The smart display should succeed the Nest Hub from 2018 and would receive a major renewal in the form of the Soli radar chip. This technique was also used in the Google Pixel 4 (XL), so that you could perform certain actions by ‘waving’ your hand above the device. The smartphone could therefore be operated without having to physically touch it.
Google would now also like to use the Soli technology for ‘sleep tracking’, or monitoring your sleep. Since many users put the original Nest Hub on their nightstand as an alarm clock and smart speaker, a sleep track function wouldn’t make sense. The radar chip would also make it possible to operate the Nest Hub with hand movements.
The new Google Nest Hub should be released this year, but it’s unclear exactly when it will be announced and hit stores. Google often chooses to present new hardware at the end of the year, but it may also be that the smart speaker appears earlier. As soon as more is known about this, you will of course read it Android Planet.
More about the Google Nest Hub
The Nest Hub is multiple devices in one. You can use the tablet as a kitchen helper, music player or as a luxury photo frame. The device has a homescreen with various cards filled with information and content. So you can instantly scroll through the most popular videos on YouTube, check breaking news stories or turn on playlists on Spotify. Knowing more? Also check out our video review below.