Looking to pick up the Google Nest Hub Max that was shown off back in the beginning of May at Google I/O this year? You won't have to wait much longer, it seems.
Google updated the Device Availability page of its Google Store Help section and has listed that it will officially go on sale on September 9, allowing anyone that is interested to grab the new smart display/speaker combo and be among the first to have one in the home. It's also worth mentioning that Google has already removed the date and region availability information from the page and has replaced that information with a simple "coming soon" note.
The Google Nest Hub Max will cost you $229 to purchase which is $100 more than the standard Google Nest Hub that you can already buy, which retails for $129, keeping in mind that the increase in cost for the Nest Hub Max is due to a more powerful set of audio components in the speaker and the larger display. That being said if you're not keen on waiting until September 9 to get a smart display in the home, the regular Nest Hub should suffice.
You can't pre-order the Nest Hub Max yet it looks like, but you can join the waitlist over at the Google Store if you wish. When the Nest Hub Max launches it will initially be available in only three different countries, which include the US save for Puerto Rico, the UK, and Australia.
Google doesn't list when it will be arriving in more regions around the globe nor which regions those will be when it does eventually release it outside of the three already confirmed countries, but it's a good bet that additional countries included will be among the same where you can already buy the smaller Nest Hub.
Google first announced the Nest Hub Max back during Google I/O, showcasing the evolution of the normal Nest Hub smart display and giving consumers an option that would offer a high-end list of specs and features, though admittedly the features are relatively the same as it's just the specs which bring something different to the table.
Those that want the bigger display and better audio quality, if they're planning to use the device for streaming music and other forms of media which include audio, should go with the Nest Hub Max.
If you don't really care about having the top-tier components and bigger screen then you're better off saving yourself $100 and going with the Nest Hub, not to mention you can already buy it and it's even available in more regions as it can be purchased in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, and more.
Initially the Nest Hub Max was slated for a release sometime this Summer, and while it looks like Google seems to have missed this particular target for the launch date it isn't too far behind the originally planned release timing. The Nest Hub Max should also be available from more than just the Google Store, with options to pick it up at Best Buy and Home Depot having been confirmed during the announcement for the device back in May. It'll also likely show up at other retailers eventually too.