[Update: Duo audio calls too] Google Home Hub supports Duo calls, but the recipient will only see your profile pic

Update 1: 2018/10/23 7:30am PDT

Google has reached out to let us know that the Home Hub supports “Duo audio calls, and there doesn’t have to have a camera on the other end.” We’ve reached back

When the Google Home Hub leaks first started, everyone was miffed by the absence of a front-facing camera for Duo calls. Later, with the device’s official announcement, those leaks were proven to be true, and Google explained that it chose to skip the cam for privacy reasons (though we all know the decision was more likely a matter of competitive pricing.) However, what we didn’t know was that the Home Hub would indeed support Duo calls, even without the camera. Read More[Update: Duo audio calls too] Google Home Hub supports Duo calls, but the recipient will only see your profile pic was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

New Google hardware lands at FCC, probably the Home Hub

As we inch toward Google’s October event, more details about the company’s upcoming hardware plans slowly trickle out. Most recently, what we believe to be Google’s Home Hub has just cleared the FCC. Although some of the details are still covered by a confidentiality request by Google to the FCC, we know it will support Bluetooth/BLE and 2.4 & 5GHz Wi-Fi.

While the listing doesn’t outright say “Google Home Hub” anywhere in it, a few details like the FCC ID and “Interactive Video Streaming Device ” description are very strong indicators. Read MoreNew Google hardware lands at FCC, probably the Home Hub was written by the awesome team at Android Police.