What, really, is “a new way to Wi-Fi”? We have no idea but those clever marketing bods over at Google must do, as it says so right on the press release for its new router. Partnering with TP-Link, the firm’s new OnHub device is a cylindrical router that can be controlled via an app with Google also promising frequent automatic software updates. We’re not sure when it’s coming to the UK as it’s going to launch across the pond first.
Supporting 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0, OnHub also supports smart home protocols such as Android’s Weave. Compatible with 2.4GHz and 5GHz wi-fi, the router’s specification is a dual-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Atheros IPQ8064 with 1GB RAM and 4GB flash storage. Hey, there’s even a speaker alongside just one USB 3.0 port and LAN/ WAN ports. Looks nice, doesn’t it?