Google launched a WiFi Router on Tuesday. This will further strengthen Google Internet home business, attract more users to use its services.
Google’s home WiFi router called OnHub. The reservation price on Google’s online store, Amazon and WAL-MART are $199.99. Google said in the blog, the router’s built-in antenna can scan the wireless communication environment, thus can create the fastest connection.
Through this router, the user will be able to sort the device’s priority, so provide the fastest speed to transmit data volume of activities, such as the content download and streaming movie playback. This router can also be associated with Google’s ON application. Through this application, users can check the network, and track bandwidth use. At present, this application has launched the iOS and Android version.
Google said that OnHub can automatically upgrade, so as to get the latest features and security patches. This upgrade is similar to the Android system and the Chrome browser.
The router is produced by TP-Link. But Google has hinted that ASUS may become the second manufacturer.
Recently Google carried out a restructuring, established the Umbrella Company Alphabet, so as to better develop the unmanned vehicles and other emerging business. Internet home is one of the new business. Last year, Google acquired intelligent thermostat manufacturer Nest at a price of $32 billion, hope to become a leader in Internet home market.
Market research firm IDC released a report in June 2015, the global Internet of things market size will reach $1.7 by 2020. These science and technology company such as Intel, Cisco and Samsung, and Vodafone and Verizon telecom operators recently is vigorously developing Internet home business, and think this business is an important source of revenue and profit in the future. In some cities of the United States, Google also provides high speed internet access services Google fiber. In addition, Google is also trying to improve the Internet coverage by balloon Internet Project “Project Loon”.