Google launches home WiFi router – OnHub

Google launched a WiFi router yesterday.
The router comes with in-built antennas that will scan the airwaves to spot the fastest connection.

The cylinder-shaped router, named OnHub, can be pre-ordered for $199.99 at online retailers including the Google Store, Amazon.com Inc and Walmart.com.

With the router, users will be able to prioritise a device so that they can get the fastest Internet speeds for data-heavy activities such as downloading content or streaming a movie.

The router can be hooked up with Google’s On app, available on Android and iOS, to run network checks and keep track of bandwidth use among other things.

Google said OnHub automatically updates with new features and the latest security upgrades. The router is being manufactured by network company TP-LINK.

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It is move aimed at a connected home and household devices to Internet as the global market for “Internet of Things”, will nearly triple to $1.7 trillion by 2020 according to research firm International Data Corp.

More details:
http://googleblog.blogspot.in/2015/08/meet-onhub-new-router-for-new-way-to-wi.html