New Google Nest router with Wi-Fi 6E, Thread, and Bluetooth LE pops up in FCC filings

Google Nest Wifi
The 2019 versions of the Google Nest Wifi. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Google appears poised to launch an updated Nest router equipped with Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth Low Energy, and Thread mesh networking radios later this year, according to a new FCC filing. It has the model number A4R-G6ZUC, which is similar to IDs assigned to not only the previous Nest Wifi but also the Nest Mini, Thermostat, and even the Google Glass.

In June, a source confirmed with 9to5Google that a new Google / Nest router was on its way, and now the outlet says it has confirmed this is the model number for that device.

The filing’s internal and external pictures remain confidential and unlisted but break down the wireless technology onboard as well as an “Internal Proprietary Antenna Solution consisting of 6 antennas”:

  • 2 x 2.4GHz / 5GHz…

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Author: Umar Shakir