Google is reportedly working on a WiFi router that can act as a smart thermostat, but a new report says it’s also connected to the internet.
The Nest router is designed to work with the internet, but can be used to connect to Google’s Mesh networking system, which works with smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
The new report claims that the Nest WiFi router, if it becomes available in the fall, will be a good way to get connected to Google-owned mesh networks and to get some internet access without using a cable modem.
“With Google’s mesh networking, you can have internet access even if you’re not in a mesh network,” Google product marketing manager, Matt McIlroy, told the Daily Dot.
McIlry explained that Google uses Google’s own network to determine the location of the router, which then “sees if you have internet or not.”
Google has been testing a mesh router in its offices, but McIlroys claims that Google is working on making the Nest device a permanent part of the Google network.
Google is apparently working on the Nest mesh router to work over Google’s public WiFi network.
“If you are using Google’s Google mesh network, the Nest router will work over your own public network,” McIlary told the site.
Google’s website currently says that it will offer mesh routers for use with Google’s Nexus 6 smartphone.
Google has also been testing its own mesh network with a router that Google sells, called the Mesh Router 3.
It can be purchased for $250.
Nest is reportedly a member of Google’s Home, a company that will eventually allow users to wirelessly connect to the Nest Nest thermostats.
Google recently announced that it would offer Google Home for $49.99.
Nest has been working on its own version of the Nest wireless router for some time, according to The Verge.
Nest said it plans to release a Nest product in the second half of 2018.