Google Launches Nest Audio Smart Speaker With Better Acoustics

Google on Tuesday launched a brand new sensible speaker – the Nest Audio – alongside the Google Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, and Chromecast with Google TV merchandise. An replace to the unique Google House, the Nest Audio speaker comes with an inventory of acoustic upgrades for a greater music listening expertise, aside from a slimmer profile. It brings ahead a few of the Assistant options the Nest Mini launched final 12 months, and it has the identical sustainable cloth design utilizing 70 p.c recycled plastic.

Google Nest Audio worth, availability

The Google Nest Audio has been priced at $99.99 (roughly Rs. 7,400). Sadly, India pricing has not been revealed, although the nation is amongst the primary wave of launch international locations. It would go on sale within the US, Canada, and India beginning October 5, and 21 extra international locations from October 15. In India, it is going to be accessible by way of Flipkart and different shops, the corporate revealed on its India weblog publish.

The speaker has been introduced in Chalk, Charcoal, Sage, Sand, and Sky color variants. As we talked about, on the identical digital launch occasion because the Nest Audio on Wednesday, Google launched the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 smartphones, aside from the brand new Chromecast with Google TV streaming dongle.

Google Nest Audio specs, options

The brand new Nest Audio speaker is alleged to be 75 p.c louder and produce 50 p.c stronger bass than the unique Google House. The corporate says it spent over 500 hours of tuning to ship “full, clear, and pure” sound on the speaker, and even optimised the grille, cloth, and supplies for higher acoustics.

It sports activities a 75mm woofer, a 19mm tweeter, three far-field microphones, a 2-stage mic mute change, a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, aside from Bluetooth and dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity. That includes capacitive contact controls with three contact areas, the Nest Audio has a Chromecast built-in for streaming.

Google Nest Audio encompasses a {hardware} mic mute change to allay privateness considerations


As for Nest Audio options, Google is touting a Media EQ function that robotically adjusts the audio profile based mostly on the kind of content material being consumed, whereas Ambient IQ adjusts quantity based mostly on the noisiness of the atmosphere. Different options embrace stream switch from one House or Nest speaker to a different, and multi-room management. The brand new, quicker Assistant experiences on a devoted ML chip launched with the Nest Mini final 12 months additionally makes its technique to the Nest Audio, with the identical chip onboard.

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