Google reportedly set to debut $129 USD home Wi-Fi router on October 4

Google is set to debut its own Wi-Fi router on October 4th, according to Android Police.

The publication states that two independent sources have said the router will be called Google Wi-Fi and will cost $129 USD. One source in particular noted that the router would debut alongside the tech giant’s new Pixel and Pixel XL devices, Google Home and the 4K ‘Chromecast Ultra.’

The router will reportedly have “smart” features, perhaps along the lines of Google’s OnHub router, co-developed with TP Link, which became available in Canada on August 31st at Best Buy for $269 CAD. OnHub brought with it the ability to troubleshoot via smartphone app and the promise of continuous channel optimization.

In appearance, it might look something like a white Amazon Echo Dot, which measures in at 32 mm x 84 mm x 84 mm.

One of Android Police‘s sources also states that two or more Google Wi-Fi access points can be joined together to create a larger network — though it isn’t clear whether this is a launch feature, or something that may come at some point in the future.

Related: Google to rollout Wi-Fi Assistant feature to all Nexus devices in Canada

[source]Android Police[/source]

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