Almost a year after Google launched 2-Gen Google Nest Hub in the global markets, the tech giant has decided to launch the upgraded model of Google Nest in India. Not so keen to launch its products in the Indian market, the US-based tech giant is introducing the second generation Google Nest Hub in India with a few advancements in performance. However, the new entrant gadget will cost a little extra in India compared to the United States market. Launched last March in other parts of the world, the 2-Gen Google Nest Hub costs $99 in the US. 2-Gen Google Nest Hub is priced at Rs 7,999 in Indi, almost seven hundred rupees costlier than the US markets.
Why Google took over ten months to launch the same product in India has many answers. But, most tech analysts believe that a component from 2-Gen Google Nest Hub called Soli Radar needed permission from local authority to perform, which Google was not sure of getting approved in India. The Indian modal of upgraded Google Nest Hub comes without the Soli Radar, which is used to identify gestures for playing and pausing the music on the device.
2-Gen Google Nest Hub Specifications And Features
The 2-Gen Google Hub Nest has retained the screen size from the last generation, 7-inch. However, there’s a little modification in the screen placement on the base of the device. The base also houses a speaker that Google claims to have 50 per cent improved audio performance, including augmented bass and better sound output.
The Google Nest Hub device enables users to play YouTube or Netflix videos and stream music on audio streaming platforms like Gaana, JioSaavn, Spotify, Wynk and the other major audio streaming platforms. Other activities that can do done on the 2-Gen Google Nest Hub include:
Viewing calendars and maps.
Operating smart devices like AC and lights.
Controlling music plays.
Changing TV channels.
The device also facilitates voice commands to get answers for the questions, check weather and news, schedule alarms, view photos, and broadcast messages over the Nest Hub devices.
The 2-Gen Google Nest Hub can make audio calls on Google’s proprietary Google Meet and Google Duo. For larger volumes, the Google Nest HUb can also be connected to additional Nest speakers. Google Nest Hub’s screen can also be used as a digital photo frame that allows setting a picture as wallpaper. Google Nest Hub has a safety feature to ensure the user’s privacy.
Where To Buy 2-Gen Google Nest Hub?
The upgraded Google Nest Hub, the latest addition in the company’s product lineup in India, is available on Flipkart, Reliance Digital and Tata Cliq. The tech company has also announced introductory offers on Google Nest Hub. As per the offers, customers can purchase Google Mini with Google Nest Hub by paying Rs 1 extra on the price of Google Nest Hub. Google Mini costs Rs 4,499 if it is purchased separately.
Additional offers on the 2-Gen Google Nest Hub include 5 per cent cashback on Flipkart Axis Bank credit card, no-cost EMIs and a gift card worth Rs 100 upon registering for Flipkart Pay Later facility.
2-Gen Google Nest Home Color Options
Google Nest Hub is available in two colours, including Chalk and Charcoal.