Google i is just a couple of months away
from releasing its first smart home device
with an onboard camera.


The company quietly updated one of its
support pages today, detailing that the 10″
Nest Hub Max will be available September 9
for $229. After the page was first
discovered by Droid Life, the text on the site
has reverted to “coming soon.”


We’ve reached out to Google for comment.
The product is the first release in Google’s
Nest rebrand of its smart home line.


Compared to the company’s previous smart
display — the Google Home Hub — the Nest
Hub Max packs an onboard camera, which
can function as a security camera in
addition to enabling video calls.


One of the main differentiating factors of the
Home Hub (now called the Nest Hub) was
its lack of camera, something that
positioned it better for privacy-conscious
users wary to place a Google device on
their nightstand. With the rebranding and the
security camera repositioning, Google may
have better luck in convincing users that it’s
in their best interest to put a Google-
connected camera in their home.