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What do you think this Google device is that just passed through the FCC?

It could be a media streamer, like a new Chromecast. It could also be a Stadia product. What do you think?

Published onAugust 6, 2021

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  • A mysterious Google product just passed through the FCC.
  • The listing labels it as a “wireless streaming device.” Could it be a new Chromecast or Stadia product?
  • It certainly isn’t a smartphone, but your guess is as good as ours at the moment.

Google just revealed a ton of info on its slate of upcoming flagship phones, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. We also expect the company to launch a Pixel 5a quite soon.

However, a new Google product just passed through the FCC, and it almost certainly isn’t any of those phones. As first spotted by Android Police, the listing appears to be for a “wireless streaming device,” but we’re not quite sure what to make of it.

Related: The best media streaming devices you can buy

The most obvious possibility is a new Chromecast. The Chromecast with Google TV launched around this time last year, so it’s possible a sequel or slight alteration to that device is on the way. However, the model number of this mystery Google product — GJQ9T — doesn’t bear any resemblance to any existing Chromecast.

It’s also possible this is a new Stadia product. Maybe it’s a non-Chromecast device that’s strictly for Stadia use? Maybe it will come bundled with Stadia controllers instead of a Chromecast Ultra or Chromecast with Google TV? It’s certainly possible.

This could also be a Nest-branded device. However, that seems the least likely possibility since Google just announced a whole slew of Nest products, so it wouldn’t likely have another one on the docket so soon.

Check out the FCC listing related to the mysterious Google product for yourself and let us know your theories in the comments!

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