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Google’s Nest Wifi mashes up a mesh router with a smart speaker

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Jeff Bautista
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Google has launched a completely redesigned router called Nest Wifi at its annual Pixel hardware event on Tuesday.

The new device looks nearly identical to a Google Nest Mini, which is a significant departure from the design of the Google Wifi mesh router.

Google says the point is to not have your router hidden away, which often reduces the speed of your connection.

Underneath though, all the same smart router functionality that made the original so great is still there.

The big addition is the inclusion of all the Google Assistant features that come with a Nest Mini.

Sure, you can play music, take calls, or ask it questions, but the Wi-Fi-specific features are the most interesting.

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