A new “Wireless Product” from Google has appeared on an FCC list, although it is not clear what the device is.
9to5Google saw the FCC entry for a device with the model number ‘GWX3T’ and you suspect it is a Nest camera. The FCC list does not include much information, but from 9 to 5 reports that it has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) connectivity.
Additionally, the mysterious GWX3T wireless product is similar to another recent Google FCC application for a ‘G3AL9’ wireless transmission device that appeared in March.
Aside from the slightly different name (wireless product vs wireless streaming device), the other big difference seems to be power. The March device featured a rechargeable lithium polymer battery, while there is no mention of a power supply for the new GWX3T.
from 9 to 5 suggests both are Nest security cameras, noting that Google previously promised to launch a new line of security cameras this year. It would make sense for the company to have a wireless option (G3AL9 rechargeable) and a cheaper wired option (GWX3T).
Additionally, the FCC’s short-term confidentiality protection expires on September 24 for G3AL9, while the GWX3T expires on December 2. That could mean we’ll see an announcement for the new cameras in the fall with availability shortly thereafter.
Of course, it is only speculated that the device is a Nest camera. It is notable that the device was archived as “Product”, as from 9 to 5 notes, there has been no device in Google’s recent history named “Product.” Perhaps that means that the mystery device is something entirely new. We’re likely to learn more about it later this year, either from Google or the FCC when confidentiality expires in December.