The mystery of the Google device with the model number GXCA6 has been solved.
A new Google device has been spotted on the website of Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication (via Android Police) with the same model number, GXCA6, as that mystery device we saw passing through the FCC last night. The difference here is that there are now photos that reveal that this is Google's smart speaker follow-up to the Google Home, codenamed "prince".
The images show that this new Google Nest smart speaker is covered in fabric, just like Google's other smart speakers. It's got a tall and slim oval-shaped body that's around 220mm long, making it much taller than the Google Home that's 143mm tall. On the back is a mute switch, Google "G" logo, and a hole where the power supply plugs in.
There's not a ton of other information revealed about this device in the attached documents, but we do know that this device has both Wi-Fi so it can get online and Bluetooth to get music from your phone.
Past rumors have said that this new speaker will get the Nest branding and that it could be similar to a Sonos One in terms of sound, meaning it could have larger speaker drivers than the original Google Home.
It's unclear when this new Google smart speaker might launch, but now that it's getting approval from regulatory agencies, a release may not be far off. As for price, that's a mystery, too, but the original Google Home launched at $129 and so this new Google Nest smart speaker could carry a similar price tag.