If you’re a fan of smart home automation systems, then you should be aware that Nest, a company owned by Google, Inc. is taking the whole smart home automation system to a whole new level with the new all-screen Nest Hub. The Nest Hub was earlier reported by the Android Police earlier in May stating the device would be launched in a twelve additional markets.
The smart display was launched in 12 markets/countries around Europe and Asia with a permanent price tag of $129. The availability of the device wasn’t confirmed in India until now when Google had decided to make it available for purchase in the Indian market just as promised even though it’s been 3 months.
The device is available in India for about ₹9,999 (approximately $140) from Bajaj Electronics, Croma, FlipKart, Reliance Digital and Tata Cliq even though the device can’t yet be found listed on the aforementioned websites.
In addition to offering the same features as an Assistant-enabled speaker, the Nest Hub’s screen can act as a photo frame, but also let you watch videos and see useful information such as alarm, weather reports and so on at a glance.
One downside is the fact that the device doesn’t have a built-in camera making any hope of video calls impossible. But there are of course alternatives just in case you’re adamant about Video calling and whatever has to do with using the camera. The Lenovo Smart Display for example is a great alternative which even has missing features on it such as the in-built camera and while Lenovo Smart Display is available in India, it’s relevance as opposed to Google’s Hub being it’s competitor becomes more serious.