Google Home 2.35 shows a modern doorbell-shaped gadget that could be used as a security system. Successor to Nest Hello

The Google Home app is now available on Android and iOS in version 2.35, which has some user-facing improvements. Today's version of the Google Home companion app also shows the back of a recent Google Nest unit, which may be a next-generation Hello doorbell.

Google has improved “Accessibility” options for Smart Displays and Assistant speakers, which is the most important change today. It appears as a new menu under "Device functions" in the main configuration folder. These toggles used to be divided between the Display and Audio sections, but they're now all in one place.

The Home app now uses an upgraded Material Theme configuration gear symbol, and the Wi-Fi “setup experience now provides a troubleshooting feature to support if you have problems setting up your network,” according to Google. This is in addition to the previous update earlier this month, which added real-time usage and network history to Google Home and Nest Wi-Fi.

Google Home 2.35 shows a modern doorbell-shaped gadget that could be used as a security system. Successor to Nest Hello

Meanwhile, Google Home 2.35 (h/t Steve Moser) has a single image asset displaying the "rear" of an unnamed user on both Android and iOS. There's a USB-C port at the top and two screws underneath the oblong form. A raised lip extends along the device's circumference, and at the bottom is an unidentified silver circle. The back is dark grey, while the front and sides are white.

We may be looking at the back of a new Nest Hello based on the shape of this single picture. However, there is currently nothing in the app that indicates that this is a video doorbell. The diagnostic micro-USB connector has been replaced and modernized, and the unit seems to be narrower than the 2018 edition.

Google Home 2.35 shows a modern doorbell-shaped gadget that could be used as a security system. Successor to Nest Hello

As the Cam IQ Indoor and Outdoor cameras run out of stock, Google told us in January that it's working on a new camera line for 2021. On Monday, the FCC approved a mystery gadget with a rechargeable battery that matches a surveillance camera, indicating that Google is preparing to introduce new devices.

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