It’s formally August, which implies we’re getting halt to the tumble hardware season, and two recent FCC filings from Amazon and Google would possibly hint at a pair products the firms would possibly — or would possibly no longer — indicate.

Google’s product is sparkling mysterious; the product is described most effective as a “Wireless Device.” It appears to be battery-powered — there’s no AC connection — though it is going to be powered over a 5V USB connection, and one diagram displays it linked to a computer for testing. As 9to5Google seen, the filing would possibly indicate that this is a pair of kind of Nest device — some Nest cameras maintain weak 3.65V rechargeable batteries, as an illustration.

Google has already acknowledged the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Legitimate, and Pixel Examine will device this tumble, so no matter this “Wireless Device” is, it is going to be printed when the corporate shares extra details about these quite a lot of products. Google didn’t instantly reply to a search information from for comment.

We’re extra plug concerning the Amazon filing, which appears to point in direction of a barely revised model of the corporate’s top price Echo Studio natty speaker. At the beginning peek, there’s no longer an evident connection: the original product is described vaguely as a “Digital Media Receiver,” and digging quite deeper, the filings indicate it has an AC vitality cable, which lets it poke into an outlet, and a Zigbee radio, which is recurrently weak for controlling natty house products. The filing itself doesn’t even watch to be from Amazon — instead, it was once filed by an organization vaguely named Flake LLC.

However Amazon in general uses pretend shell firms for FCC filings to maintain its products secret, and the photos of Flake’s one quite a lot of product filed with the company — one other “Digital Media Receiver” — are an genuine match of the Echo Studio. And the newer filing in truth says that that Echo Studio and this second item are “electrical [sic] identical” other than for a distinct MediaTek wireless chip. It’s no longer clear precisely why Amazon is swapping the chip, however possibly it’s doing it to address present chain disorders, cherish what some quite a lot of firms maintain finished earlier than: Tesla substituted replacement chips to lend a hand relief up production, whereas Awe acknowledged remaining yr it would deserve to make utilize of a distinct CPU in later shipments of its Playdate gaming handheld.

Amazon didn’t instantly reply to a search information from for comment. The company in general holds a September match filled with devices information, however given how minor the alternate appears to be, there’s a chance Amazon doesn’t declare anything about it in any admire.