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Google Unveils Smart, New OnHub Wi-Fi Router

Don’t stare at the screen for too long for the buffering to end, Google has a solution!
It seems like Google is buckling up to carve out a niche in the market of wireless smart network devices.
Just few days after Google made itself a subsidiary and a separate venture under Alphabet Inc, it announced the news of Android Marshmallow and now ithe company has announced to offer a new way to Wi-Fi and seemingly a newer and different outlook of routers.
“OnHub a new way to Wi-Fi” as Google says is a speedy, secure, easy to use and a reliable Wi-Fi with a stylish look is all in a package the company can offer.

Key Highlights of OnHub

OnHub looks different from other routers in many unique ways, which are as follows:
  • OnHub is cylindrical in shape
  • It has Congestion Sensing Antennas
  • It provides support for connecting up to 128 Devices at a time
  • It Speaks your Language
  • OnHub contains High-Performance Antennas hidden inside the Router Shell
  • It has Minimal wires and cables to look tidier
  • It does not blink lights, only mild lighting in the outer ring of the router
  • OnHub does Bandwidth Management
  • It can be managed from your Smartphone App
  • It has Storage Space of 4GB that makes it easy for auto updates
OnHub is being manufactured by network company called TP-LINK, Google said, hinting that ASUS could be the second manufacturing partner for the product.

When and From Where do I get OnHub?

OnHub is available for $199.99 on pre-order from online retailers in the United States, including the Google Store, Amazon, and Walmart.com.
Those who wish to purchase from the retail stores in U.S. and Canada have to wait till OnHub reaches the shops, which is expected to be possible in coming weeks.

OnHub inbuilt with Smart Protocols

OnHub allows you to connect your laptop or tablet and is designed to support “the Internet of Things” as well as other smart devices over time because it is inbuilt with the smart protocols:
  1. Bluetooth® Smart Ready
  2. 802.15.4
  3. Weave

Fast Wi-Fi for Everyone

In terms of speed, OnHub uses the airwaves and selects the best channel for the fastest connection. The device offers Wi-Fi at a speed of up to 1900 Mbps by supporting 2.4GHz as well as 5GHz frequencies, meaning fast Wi-Fi for everyone.
You can even manage the bandwidth by prioritizing a device, which will get the fastest speed in doing its operations.

Google On – OnHub Mobile App

OnHub is smarter in a manner where it comes with a mobile app that can manage all your activities. It is called the Google On app, available on Android and iOS.
Google On app lets you know how much bandwidth your device is using and allows you to run a network check. So if there is an issue with your Wi-Fi, the On app offers suggestions to help.
This is not smart, but smarter Wi-Fi router Google has to offer. A brief display of how it could get comfortable in your lives can be seen in the video below.

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