The new Google Wi-Fi router will be available in stores in a matter of months and it is believed to improve the users’ internet experience.
The router is called OnHub and it will be available for pre-order in the online Google Store and on websites like Amazon.com and Walmart.com. Stores in the United States might start selling this new wireless router somewhere around the end of August 2015 or the beginning of September 2015.
Google wishes to provide better internet for its users so it will be easier for them to access its online services and be exposed to its online advertising efforts.
This new wireless router has a fresh and modern design as it is cylinder-shaped. Google is willing to leap ahead even though this area of technology has been neglected for some time now.
The company firmly believes that the OnHub wireless router will be sleek, more reliable and safer than other routers. They also promise that it will be easier to use. Company officials believe that anyone will be able to set up this internet router in three minutes or even less.
Overall, they are certain that this wireless router will be better than any other one available in the market at the moment.
In order to make the OnHub router a reality, Google worked with TP-Link, which is a company specializing in networking devices.
Google Incorporated product manager Trond Wuellner believes this router will be able to adapt to the dynamic needs of the users.
The software will be updated constantly in order to add new features. The same concept was used for Chrome internet browser and operating system. Those are updated regularly in order to ensure a great experience for their users.
Wuellner explained that the OnHub router is designed to be easily managed using a mobile application called Google On. This app will work on all types of mobile devices, including Apple’s iPhone and any mobile phone using Google’s Android operating system.
Google officials insist that the new wireless router will not be used to monitor the internet activity of its users. Still, OnHub will store the users’ personal information when they visit Google.com and other websites like Gmail.com or Youtube.com.
The privacy controls allow the same data collection that Google permits when people visit its website, no matter what type of wireless router they use.
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