Google’s latest smart speaker is the $100 Nest Audio

Google’s Nest Audio was all but revealed already when it appeared in a Walmart a week ago, but now it’s official. The company just announced its latest Google-powered speaker at its annual Pixel event. As you can tell from the pictures, the Nest Audio is a fabric-clad speaker similar to the Nest Mini.

According to Google, the new Nest Audio has a 19mm tweeter, a 75mm mid-woofer, all of which will result in “fuller, clearer, more natural sound.” It also apparently has 50 percent more bass and 75 percent more volume than its predecessor. You can pair two Nest Audio speakers together for stereo sound. Though not new to the Nest Audio (existing Google speakers can do the same), it also works for multi-room audio; you can say “Hey Google, move music to the kitchen speaker” to do just that.


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From Nest Audio to the Pixel 5, here’s everything Google announced at Launch Night In

The Techtober train is still running, with a current stop at the Google Launch Night In Event. That means new Pixel phones, a Chromecast and a Nest speaker.

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And Google packed all of this into a quick 30-minute event. The Pixel 4a 5G, as expected, is an upgraded version of the Pixel 4a. Back in August, we called it the best affordable Android phone. The 4a 5G adds in support for 5G networks (Sub6 and mmWave standards), features a slightly bigger display and is $499. The Pixel 5 continues the 5G party with the same dual camera setup on the back, a slightly smaller display and more color options. It also features IP68 resistance and reverse wireless charging.


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The new Chromecast finally has a dedicated remote and feels like a full-fledged streaming box. It’s running Google TV, which delivers a whole new layout with

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Google unveils new Pixel, Chromecast and Nest at event.


Google has announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Pixel 5. It has wireless charging, 5G, and water resistance.

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Google introduced new products at a virtual press event Wednesday with highlights including new phones that connect to the faster 5G wireless networks, an updated Chromecast streaming device and a new higher fidelity smart speaker.

The flagship product, the new phones, beg consumers to take a good look at the entry level $499 Pixel 4A (with 5G) phone as opposed to the more expensive $699 Pixel 5.

Both have virtually the same specs, except the 4A has a larger 6.2 inch screen to the 5’s 6 inch, while the 5 touts a slightly more powerful battery. The 4A has a headphone jack, while the 5 does not. Both come with 128 GBs of storage.

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Google introduces new Pixel 5 smartphone, Chromecast, Nest speaker

Alphabet Inc.’s Google refreshed its product line Wednesday with new smartphones, a Chromecast laptop, and a new Nest speaker.

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 made the hardware announcements during a slickly-produced, 30-minute virtual news event.

Headlining the offering was the $699 Pixel 5, a 5G-compatible handset with 100% recycled aluminum body, 8GB of RAM, and reverse wireless charging. Also the $499 Pixel 4a with 5G built-in features an ultra-wide lens and software upgrades to HDR technology.

A redesigned $49 Chromecast device with remote that accepts voice commands comes with Google TV. The latter takes over for Android TV as a platform for consolidating streaming services and live TV options.

Nest Audio, a $99 smart speaker with a fabric exterior like the Nest Mini, rounded out the lineup. Google says it has 50% more bass and 75% more volume than the original Google Home, thanks to a new driver setup.

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Google’s new Pixels, Chromecast and Nest speaker expected at event


Following recent product reveals from Roku, Amazon, Samsung and Apple, it’s Google’s turn on Wednesday, beginning at 2 p.m. ET.

Unlike Amazon and Roku, Google will be live-streaming its “Launch Night In” event to the general public, ( and is expected to announce a new top-of-the-line Pixel smartphone, an updated Chromecast streaming device, smart speakers and, possibly, displays under the Nest brand name.

The Pixel 5 phone is expected to connect to the new fast, wireless standard of 5G, as is the recent Pixel 4A, which will be updated for 5G. According to tech blogger Jon Prosser, the Pixel 5 could sell for $699 and come with 128 GB of storage and the Pixel 4A with 5G will sell for $499.

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