An unprecedented Google device, which could be a new Google Wifi network, went through the FCC earlier this month.
9to5Google spotted the device bearing the FCC identification code A4R-1701AA1 after Google submitted a device code change request "for [the] purpose of marketing. "
This would allow Google to use its own identifier and model number on the product – A4R-1701AA1 – instead of the identifier and model number of the company that manufactured the device.
The original manufacturer is the Japanese company Murata Manufacturing, which used the FCC ID VPYLB1CQ.
In addition, the initial registration under Murata described the device as a "communication model", while Google's new ranking designates it as a "single board computer".
Be that as it may, the AA1 is probably a Wi-Fi router, since its modes of operation include 802.11a / b / g / n / ac with Bluetooth LE. This is similar to the original Google Wifi device. In addition, AA1 has an antenna chip with two antennas, like most dual-band routers.
Regarding synchronization, it makes sense that Google now brings a new Wi-Fi router. Google's original Wi-Fi came out more than two years ago and since then, the Google Wi-Fi mesh space has become more competitive.
Amazon recently bought eero to enter the mesh network space, which adds to the competition.