During Google IO 2019, a new smart display has been unveiled together with other news about changes to the Nest platform. The latest Google Nest Hub Max smart display is equipped with a camera and gesture control support and will be available throughout the United States priced at $229 from the Google Store and at Best Buy, Target, Home Depot and more. Google will also be launching the Nest Hub Max in the United Kingdom and Australia priced at £219 and AU$349 respectively.
Google will also be launching its Nest Hub to 12 new countries : Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain and Sweden. Nest Hub is now available in the US for $129 Google’s also updated its pricing for its smart speaker range with the Google Home priced at $99 and Google Home Max priced at $299. Google explains a little more
“Hub Max is designed to be used by multiple people in your home, and provide everyone with the help they need in a personalized way. With Nest Hub, we offered you the option to enable Voice Match, so the Assistant can recognize your voice and respond specifically to you. Today with Nest Hub Max, we’re extending your options for personalized help with a feature called Face Match. For each person in your family who chooses to turn it on, the Assistant guides you through the process of creating a face model, which is encrypted and stored on the device. Face Match’s facial recognition is processed locally with on-device machine learning, so the camera data never leaves the device.”
“Whenever you walk in front of the camera, Nest Hub Max recognizes you and shows just your information, not anyone else’s. So in the morning, when you walk into the kitchen, the Assistant knows to greet you with your calendar, commuting details, the weather, and other information you need to start your day. And when you get home from work, Hub Max welcomes you home with reminders and messages that have been waiting for you. The Assistant offers personalized recommendations for music and TV shows, and you can even see who left you a video message.”
For more details jumped over to the official Google blog.