Well this came out of nowhere, or as our own Ben Schoon said “Random product release is random”.
Google today announced details and pre-order of OnHub. A home router designed to handle everything a modern router should. Retailing at $199.99 and set for release in two colours, blue and black, the OnHub will be off pre-order on the 31st August. Over the last few years Google has been pushing into the home with Nest and Dropcam. This seems like a natural extension to their plan to take over the home.
Spec wise it is well kitted out. A dual-core 1.4 CPU with 1gb of ram and 4gb of storage. Connecting via both 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi along with Bluetooth 4.0 and a USB 3.0 port and even an Ethernet connection to round everything off. The full tech specs are below if you want to check them all out.
Size and weight
Unit dimensions7.5in tall x 4.6in diameter
Package dimensions10.8in x 5.0in x 5.0in
CPU IPQ8064 Dual Core 1.4GHz
USB port1x USB3.0
Ambient light sensor
IncludedLEDSix tri-color arrays
Trusted Platform Module
Infineon SLB 9615
ZigBee®/Thread 802.15.4 conformance
Electrical and environmental requirements
DC in<12V*3AAC in 100~240V 50~60Hz Operating temperature ranges0-40°C Operating humidity0-90% humidity; non-condensing Networking
2.4 GHz wireless 802.11b/g/n 3×3 with smart antenna
5 GHz wireless 802.11a/n/ac 3×3 with smart antenna
AUX wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 1×1
Ethernet switch QCA8337 Gigabit sw
WAN port 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps
LAN port 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps
A broadband Internet connection. For initial setup, the Google On app on a device with Android 4.0 or higher or iOS 7 or higher is required.
Avaible to pre-order on the Google Play Store, Amazon and several other retailers in the US now. However as of the time of this article going out it is sold out on the Play Store.