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The Google Nest Speaker is reportedly cleared for launch in Taiwan

A new "Google Nest Speaker" schematic. (Source: NCC via Google Chromecast Hub)
A new "Google Nest Speaker" schematic. (Source: NCC via Google Chromecast Hub)
Google is currently believed to have a new generation of its Nest-branded smart home speakers in the works. A device that looks like the same from a prior leak has been certified by the Taiwanese electronics regulator NCC. It may confirm the new device's model number, as well as its dual-band Wi-Fi.

Google may have surprised some smart-home tech fans when it did not introduce a new Nest speaker at its recent July 8, 2020 Summit. However, it seems this device is definitely coming to the market, stopping at many national authorities for certifications along the way. A new leak indicates Taiwan's NCC is the latest of these.

The device in question has the model number GXCA6, thus matching an earlier leak in which it was approved by Japanese regulators. The NCC's new documentation also includes a footprint diagram that may also fit the real-life images captured by the other nation's Telecommunications Bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

The possible Google Nest Speaker was also found to use the 802.11ac standard of Wi-Fi at both 2.4 and 5GHz, and to be characterized as an "interactive media-streaming device". This smart speaker, which reportedly has the code-name prince, is also thought to support low-energy Bluetooth, a Stereo Pairing function and its maker's Assistant out of the box. It may come in colorways named Pinkish Grey, Sky Blue and Greenish-Gray.

The NCC's report on the Google Nest Speaker. (Source: NCC via Google Chromecast Hub)
The NCC's report on the Google Nest Speaker. (Source: NCC via Google Chromecast Hub)
 
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07-19 (Update: 2020-07-19)