The Google Nest Hub arrived in Spain during 2019, and although we generally liked it, over time the Google smart screen experience has been consolidated with continuous improvements in the software, from a more advanced interface to receiving integrations with platforms of streaming like Diseny + or Netflix.
The company has decided to present its second generation with several key improvements and an absence that is very difficult to justify.
New Google Nest Hub: 4 key improvements and 1 fatal error
If you liked the original Nest Hub at the design level, its successor is practically the same, with the novelty that the speaker fabric is now available in 4 colors: the classic chalk and charcoal, as well as the coral and blue colors. These speakers, although they have the same appearance, stand out for getting 50% more power in the bass, an improvement that is not bad at all.
As a smart speaker, the new generation has a bit more intelligence by incorporating a dedicated processor to recognize various commands without an internet connection, although it only works in the United States.
As a third addition we have the incorporation of Soli, the sensors to perform gestures in the air that the Pixel 4 already released. On a smart screen it provides a lot of added value and it never hurts.
Another of Soli’s capabilities is the ability to observe you while you sleep to analyze your sleep patterns. As it is a radar capable of detecting any type of movement, Google has wanted to take advantage of its capabilities in this functionality.
Soli is great, but in this model Google has left something fundamental aside, and it is the camera for video calls. Given the context in which the original model was launched, it was understandable to some extent that it did not have a camera for video calls (and even so, I discarded it myself to give to my mother and we ended up with a Lenovo Smart Display 8), but after the experience In 2020 it is difficult to justify that the second generation Nest Hub still does not integrate a camera to make calls with Duo.
Although it does not surprise us, we are already used to the fact that Google gives us one of lime and another of sand in terms of hardware. More in Spain, a country in which at the momentwill not be for sale yet.
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