Google may launch its next Assistant smart speaker later this month
This upcoming smart speaker comes with the codename ‘J2’ and should have a price tag of 100 euros ($120 or ₹8,979 approx).
Google's new Assistant smart speaker was teased recently so we know that the launch is just around the corner. According to new reports, this launch could happen as early as this month itself.
Tipster Roland Quandt posted on Twitter that a new Google Home will be hitting stores by the end of August.
There's a new Google Home launching soon codenamed "J2" and it's supposedly going to cost about 100 Euros. Available from the end of August, retail says.— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) August 5, 2020
This upcoming smart speaker comes with the codename ‘J2' and should have a price tag of 100 euros ($120 or ₹8,979 approx). The speaker has also been pegged to be launched in two colours - Chalk and Charcoal.
So what exactly could this Google smart speaker be? Reports suggest that most people are expecting it to be the new Nest Speaker from Google that was in the news earlier this year. However, there is nothing in Quandt's tweet that indicates that it is the Nest Speaker. The Nest Speaker, when it was first reported about, came with the codename “prince”, and there was no mention of a “J2” even in the most recent regulatory leaks.
Since there aren't too many other leaks and rumours doing the rounds about any upcoming Google device, it might be safe to assume that this product that's pegged to launch later this month is the Google Nest Speaker.
The timing of the launch is pretty off though since only the speaker is going to be unveiled as a standalone device. Google just announced the Pixel 4a recently and there was no mention of any other device alongside.
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