Nest Audio & Chromecast: Google leaks new images

Evil tongues will say that "Google and marketing, that's two". It is true that the research specialist has only rarely shone in this area, showing marketing cyclothymia by renaming his services at will, when he does not abandon them overnight. However, when it comes to voice assistance and automation, the multinational seems determined to make a mark in the minds of its users: Nest. After the teasing of his future speaker named by all Nest Speaker, the leak specialist, 9To5Google, now ensures that Mountain View would have once again changed its mind and finally opted for the appellation Nest audio. German site WinFuture has meanwhile obtained exclusive images of the product, but also of what should be the new " Google Chromecast with Google TV«, Already seen under the code name Sabrina, but whose remote control seems to have evolved somewhat.

Nest Audio: new leaks

Leak Google Home: new Nest Audio
The new Nest Audio speaker - © WinFuture

Last July, we presented to you what promised to be the new google home following images revealed by Android TV Guide on Twitter. A new connected speaker confirmed shortly after by Google with images presenting it in an unusual blue color that should accompany the now traditional pebble and charcoal versions unveiled yesterday by WinFuture ...

A product whose name should in all likelihood ultimately be Nest audio, the authors of 9To5Google having discovered this name already present in an update of the Google Home application. A version 2.28 which also confirms the existence of a new functionality of presence detection promised by Google last July, which should make it possible to create routines "At home" or "absence". A very relative detection since it would obviously be a question of using either the geolocation of a smartphone, or a button on the application Google Home, like what Amazon on Echo with mode Alexa Guard.

About the technical characteristics, if some dream of sound quality like the Sonos One or Echo Studio, there is no indication for the moment that the Nest Audio speaker will have a high-end positioning. Indeed, it is difficult to see how Google could offer high-resolution sound with a price positioning of only € 99, ​​especially since in addition to bypassing its Google Home Max, such quality would not be usable without a music service. HD neither optical audio in / out.

Google Chromecast with Google TV is confirmed

The new Google Chromecast 2020 with Google TV?
A new Chromecast with Google TV for 2020? - © WinFuture

Decidedly well informed, the German site WinFuture also reveals, in a second item, pictures of new Google Chromecast with Google TV.

Tried to be endowed with a Quad-core AMLogic S905X2 SoC like many Android TV streaming keys, this new opus would offer 2Go RAM, a small internal storage, but above all a remote control.

A remote control different from the one seen on the renderings " Sabrina " and which would ultimately have a directional pad, several buttons (home, return, mute, on / off and source). Shortcuts for Google Assistant, YouTube and Netflix would also be in the game and two volume keys would take place on the edge, a bit like our smartphones.

The presentations of the new Google Chromecast with Google TV and the new speaker Nest audio are expected on September 30, 2020 to be put on the market in France around October 16. The prices should be respectively 49 € for the dongle and 99 € for the connected speaker, according to our German colleagues.
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