Google Nest Hub Max

What you need to know

  • New Nest Hub Max lands Sept 9 in the U.S., UK and Australia.
  • Launch price of $229 stands, with initial Google Store availability.
  • Standard Home Hub now regularly discounted to under $100.

After being announced in May, Google's new larger Nest Hub Max will be on sale September 9. Droid Life points to a Google Store support page that confirms the launch date, which is a full four months after its announcement, starting with the U.S., UK and Australia.

This is more than just a larger Nest Hub — the camera features introduce a whole new dynamic.

It's unclear what's causing the slow launch of the larger 10-inch hub, but if I had to guess it'd be the considerable new features the Nest Hub Max introduces beyond the standard Nest Hub (formerly Home Hub). The Nest Hub Max isn't just a bigger Nest Hub, it also has cameras with facial recognition, object tracking and integration with your other Nest products as a pseudo-Nest Cam. That's a lot to be done in the software and on the backend.

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Since we're still several weeks away from availability, the Google Store listing for the Nest Hub Max is still showing a "waitlist" available, but that will change soon enough and we'll be able to pick it up for $229. If you're impatient and don't see value in the Nest Hub Max's camera system, the standard Nest Hub is on sale at places like Walmart for well under $100.

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