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New Google Nest tease hints at possible new speaker for Monday

A new smart home speaker? A new feature? Google promises something is dropping in days

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Google dropped a teaser for, well, that we don't know — but whatever it, the news is dropping Monday, July 13, according to a tweet from the Google Nest account. And Google's used none other than comedian Fred Armisen to build the tension around what could be a new home speaker.

"Take a deep breath and prepare," said Google. "Something special is coming this Monday."

Images have certainly leaked in the past day of a potentially new Nest smart speaker and Google Home replacement. The device looks to be covered in fabric, and ditches the rounded shape for something more rectangular. The familiar four lights, which tell us if Google Assistant is listening, is now on the front, and the image leaked by Google itself shows the speaker wrapped in a blue-gray cover. There also appears to be an option in pink and one in grey, and they appear to be able to work in pairs to create stereo sound.

The push from Google followed a leak online after a regulatory filing in Japan, and the new speaker looks to be about 8.5-inches tall to just under 6-inches wide.

The new video with Armisen has provoked from requests from Twitter as to what they hope the news will be, from native HomeKit support for Nest to Google gnome. Here's what we know isn't probably coming — Portuguese language for the Google Nest Hub, as the company did respond to that request saying it has "no news to share" on that availability.

Google typically talks about new products at its in-person events. But these have moved to a virtual space, including its Global Developer Summit, held July 8, 2020. At that event, the company did not mention any new hardware devices.

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