New Delhi: Multinational company Google is finally catching up to Apple and Samsung as the company prepares to launch its own location tags. According to GSM Arena, a news site related to tech news, according to Kuba Wojciechowski and Mishaal Rahman’s investigation into the developer console for Fast Pair, it now has a “locator tag” as a device listed.
The product code name is “Grogu”, “Groguaudio”, or “GR10”. It’s developed by the Nest team, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be a Nest product. (Also Read: Lost or Stolen Android Phone? A Google app similar to the Samsung-iPhone app, Find My Device will help find locations offline)
This tool has an internal speaker and comes with support for UWB (Ultra Wideband) and Bluetooth Low Energy – technologies used for radio communications for short-range use scenarios reported in the GSM Arena. (Also Read: Digital Rupee Cannot Be Exchanged For Cash, Only Bank Deposits Will Be Used To Issue eRupee: Report)
The Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro have a UWB module which hasn’t been used yet. It can be used to turn Nest speakers on and off, but the feature is still in development.
Google is also working with chipset manufacturers to enable Fast Pair support for Android products, allowing each manufacturer to develop their own trackers.
The final Google Grogu could be announced as early as Google I/O, which traditionally takes place in May, according to GSM Arena.