Google Wifi and Google Home available in the UK from April 6th 2017
Google Wifi launches in the UK on April 6. It costs £129 for the single pack and £229 for the double pack. Notably there’s no triple pack like in the US, perhaps because UK homes tend to be on the smaller side. Read our full Google WiFi review for more info.
Back in 2015, Google released the OnHub Wi-Fi router. This year it has a new offering: Google Wifi (sic; although the wireless technology is properly written “Wi-Fi”, Google’s product is not).
The new access point is a little white cylinder. The main new feature? It’s mesh-capable, so you can add new units around your home to expand your Wi-Fi coverage. It’ll automatically pick which channels you use, to make sure it’s always as fast as it can be. Google WiFi launches in the UK on April 6 at £129 for a single pack, and £229 for a double pack. US folks can already buy the device at $129 for one, or $299 for three.
There’s also a companion app to control the hotspots; you’ll be able to control your kids’ Wi-Fi access from the comfort of your phone.
The router is a 802.11ac device with 2.4GHz and 5GHz and 2×2 antennas, supporting beamforming. It’s described as AC1200, so it should offer about 900Mbps for 5GHz connections, 300Mbps for 2.4GHz ones. It also has two gigabit Ethernet ports. For a router it also packs a lot of processing power: it’s got a quad core processor, with 512MB RAM and 4GB flash.
Source : arstechnica