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New 'wireless' Google device turns up on FCC. What could it be?

Can you guess which Google device this is?
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August 2, 2022
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TL;DR
  • A mysterious new Google device has appeared on the FCC database with the label “wireless device.”
  • It features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and a 3.65V battery.

A mysterious new Google device has turned up on the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) database. The listing is labeled “wireless device” with no mention of a product name or type. However, digging into the filing reveals a few attributes of the unknown Google hardware.

The device gets the model number G28DR and features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. This suggests it may be something that connects to other devices, possibly a smart home Nest device of sorts.

It appears to be powered by a 3.65V battery. The device was also connected to a laptop for one of the tests, suggesting it could be chargeable via a USB connection.

Since there’s no UWB, NFC, or cellular connectivity, it’s highly unlikely that the unnamed Google device belongs to the Pixel family. It’s also unlikely this is a new Chromecast, given the inclusion of the battery.

There was another mysterious Google device spotted on FCC back in June. However, that particular one had a different file number. Its tests also showed a connection between the device and earphones, as well as a controller. There are no such details mentioned in the latest filing.

With these two mysterious devices appearing ahead of the Pixel 7 launch this fall, Google might have more to show at its hardware event apart from its new flagship phones and the Pixel Watch. Until then, we’ll keep an eye out for any more details that might crop up about the possible upcoming Google devices.