Google is getting into the Wi-Fi router business with the just revealed OnHub. The router was developed in partnership with TP-LINK, and is designed to be easy to set up and use and is supposed to offer users better wireless connections.
Google said they wanted to make OnHub look different than the typical router, with none of the usual blinking lights or external antennas. Instead, the OnHub, which comes in blue and black colors, looks a little like a drinking cup. It has internal antennas and what the company calls "subtle, useful lighting"
More importantly, OnHub is supposed to automatically offer the best Wi-Fi connection for a home's Internet:
OnHub will use a special app called Google On that will be launched for both Android and iOS to manage the router:
Finally, OnHub has been made to automatically download and install new updates to the router. OnHub will sell for $199.99 and is currently available for pre-order on the Google Store, Amazon, and other retailers in the US and will be available in retail stores in the US and Canada in the coming weeks.
This will be just the first hardware product from Google under the OnHub brand. In fact, it has already revealed that it has partnered with ASUS for its next unrevealed OnHub product.
Pre-order OnHub from Amazon ($199.99)
Pre-order OnHub from the Google Store ($199.99)
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