Google Nest Hub (2nd generation) Smart Display with multi-room control launched in India

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Google Nest Hub (2nd generation) launched in India on Wednesday. It has a borderless glass display that can be used as a digital picture frame. Google’s Smart Display features the same audio technology as Google Nest Audio, which increases bass by 50 percent over the original Google Nest Hub. The second-generation smart display from the search giant also has multi-room control, which makes it easier to group several cast-enabled Nest devices. Google Nest Hub (2nd generation) is made from recycled materials.

Google Nest Hub (2nd generation) price in India, availability

Google Nest Hub (2nd generation) costs Rs. 7,999. The latest smart display from Google is available at Flipkart, Reliance Digital and Tata Cliq. Google mentions that the new Nest Hub will be available in additional retail stores later this year. It’s available starting today, January 12th, and comes in Chalk and Charcoal color options.

Google Nest Hub (2nd generation) features

The second generation Google Nest Hub has a borderless display and doubles as a digital picture frame when not in use. Google mentions that the new Nest Hub will be made from recycled materials. Its mechanical plastic parts contain 54 percent recycled post-consumer plastic. The borderless display also has a floating design with no visible plastic housing in the front.

In terms of audio, Google Nest Hub (2nd generation) has the same audio technology as Google Nest Audio. This gives it a claimed 50 percent bass boost over the original Google Nest Hub. It also supports Apple Music, Gaana, JioSaavn, Spotify, and YouTube Music. In addition, users can also stream video content via YouTube and Netflix. The Google Assistant now has a third microphone to better hear users.

Google Nest Hub (2nd generation) also has a multi-room control that allows grouping with other Cast-enabled Nest devices such as speakers, smart displays or Chromecasts. It also works with the new connectivity standard – Matter – developed by the Connectivity Standards Alliance to make it easier to control smart home devices.

Google’s Smart Display was designed with user privacy in mind. It focuses on keeping a user’s information secure, treating it responsibly, and putting the user in control. As with the original Nest Hub, the second-gen Google Nest Hub lacks a camera, and the microphone can be turned off using the slider on the hardware on the back of the device.

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