Google is working on a new Nest Hub with a detachable screen

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Google has launched two generations of smart screens so far. The company is planning something different for the third generation of the device. Google is said to be working on a new Nest Hub smart display that will come with a detachable screen. Also read – Google could ban the sale of all Android devices in Russia: what we know

9To5 Google reports that the company’s next-generation smart display will come with a ‘dockable tablet form factor’ where the screen would detach itself from the base, which would also be referred to as a smart speaker. Also read – Google wants you to use your smartphone to detect heart and eye diseases

It remains unclear which operating system Google will use to power its forthcoming Google Nest smart display. Until last year, the Google Nest Hub’s second-generation smart display ran the company’s Cast operating system, which was based on the Linux operating system. However, the company updated it to the mysterious Fuchsia OS in August of last year. It’s possible that Google will ship its third-generation Nest Hub with the same Fuchsia OS. Alternatively, it’s also possible that the company will ship the smart display with its Android operating system, which would not only open doors to the Play Store and a range of apps, but would also pave the way for using the display separately as a tablet. Google’s Chrome OS is another operating system the company could opt for, but the publication notes that it could be less power efficient and more expensive, especially for the pocket-friendly Nest Hub devices. Also Read – Google Requests FDA Approval to Bring Passive Heart Rate Tracking to Fitbit Trackers

It also remains to be seen which design Google will choose for the docking system that would connect the tablet to the speaker at the base. In any case, Google has plenty of examples to draw inspiration from. Lenovo has already toyed with this idea in its Smart Tab M10, which is essentially a tablet that comes with a smart charging dock. It holds the tablet upright while charging, turning it into a smart speaker with display. It remains to be seen whether Google opts for a similar design language.

As for availability, the publication says that Google is expected to launch the device sometime in 2022.

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