Google is working on a new Nest Hub with a detachable tablet that will be released in 2022, according to a report from 9to5Google. The display can be detached from the speaker hub/base, which can then be used like any other tablet. The idea would make a lot of sense in terms of enhancing the functionality of the Nest, especially since Google recently made the 2nd generation Nest display more like a tablet with a new display. shortcut launcher for web applications and games.
It’s not yet clear what operating system the device will run, as the 2nd generation Nest Hub runs the lightweight Google Cast system and the original Nest Hub is recent update to Google’s mysterious Fuchsia operating system. However, a detachable tablet will have the most functionality with Android. As 9to5Google pointed out, Lenovo offers an Android tablet that attaches to the sound bar, runs Alexa, and sells for $270.
Latest Nest Hub second generation ($100) and Nest Hub Max ($230) have 7-inch and 10-inch screens, respectively. Both offer features like sleep tracking, media playback, and of course, control over connected home devices. The Nest Hub Max also comes with a camera that allows video calls (Duo only) and lets you use it as a Nest camera. The new Nest Hub with a detachable tablet is supposed to launch in 2022, but until it’s official, let’s treat this rumor like salt in the water.
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