An unknown Google media device gets FCC certification
Earlier this month, an unknown Made by Google device was discovered on the FCC website. With Bluetooth connectivity and a model number of G022A, we wondered whether this could be a new pair of wireless earbuds. Today, another mystery Google device was spotted at the FCC (via Droid-Life). The model number of the product is H2B, which fits in with the company's Home line of smart speakers. For example, the Google Home Mini is H0A, the Home Max is H0B and the new Nest Home Max carries a model number of H2A.
The device supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and is equipped with a 3.8V lithium battery. It is labeled as a "Media Device" by the FCC, which might allow us to eliminate a smart display as a possible choice. Those types of products, like the Home Hub and Nest Home Max, are considered to be a "video streaming device" by the regulatory agency.
The FCC also published a diagram showing the placement of the FCC label on the H2B. The label will appear on the bottom of the device and the shape of the bottom can best be described as "pill-shaped." The use of an actual label instead of the e-label that appears on products with a screen would suggest that whatever this device is, it will not carry a display.
Google sent the FCC a letter requesting that the agency zip its lips concerning the external and internal photos, test setup photos and the user manual. The company asked that this information be withheld for a period of 180 days.
Eventually, Google will unveil this product, but until then the device sporting the model number H2B remains a mystery.