The Google WiFi could have a successor. This is in any case what can be deduced from the passage of a curious device to the FCC. A date is posted, suggesting an exit during the month of August 2019.
In 2016, Google introduced the Google WiFi, a router that is simple, elegant and efficient. A time reserved in the United States, this router finally arrived in France in June 2017, to the delight of those who wanted to review their home network with ease.
A successor to Google WiFi?
As noted by 9to5Google, the FCC (the Federal Communications Commission) has released some documents regarding Google's request for a product identification change in its database. Thus, the product developed by the Japanese manufacturer Murata Manufacturing VPYLB1CQ can now be marketed by Google with FCC ID A4R-1701AA1.
Murata is a specialist in electronic components and works on many devices covering areas as diverse as telephony, automotive or even … home automation and home appliances. It also offers modules for WiFi Mesh.
In the case of A4R-1701AA1, the FCC document states that the product has "2 antennas capable of simultaneously transmitting in 802.11b & 802.11g & 802.11n20 & 802.11n40 & 802.11a & 802.11ac20 & 802.11ac40 & 802.11ac80" . Everything suggests that it could be a WiFi router.
Two years later
While searching through the FCC documents, we discovered a "end of confidentiality date": August 19, 2019. This is probably a close date to the announcement of the product, almost three years after announcement of the first model.
With the competition that is now complete and tends to simplify its offerings, Google has every interest in improving the image of its router, which could happen this summer.
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