Google working on its own version of the Apple AirTag: codenamed “Grogu”
According to well-known tipster Kuba Wojciechowski, Google has been working on its own reinterpretation of Apple’s AirTags for some time.
According to well-known tipster Kuba Wojciechowski, Google has been working on its own reinterpretation of Apple’s AirTag for some time. We are talking about smart accessories that allow you to easily find any object thanks to geolocation: from suitcases to house keys.
Wojciechowski noticed that the developer console for Android’s Fast Pair technology includes a mention of a new product category called Locator Tags. It leaves no room for big misunderstandings: it is clearly a product conceptually similar to Apple’s AirTag.
Curiously, Google has chosen a rather nice codename for its tag. Internally he is called Grogu , as the name of the co-primary of The Mandalorian (yes, we are talking about Baby Yoda). In the code we find other similar references, such as GR10 and Groguaudio (which probably refers to a version of the tag with speakers).
According to Wojciechowski, the new product would be in the design phase and the division that normally follows the development of the Nest line products would be working on it. In this regard, it seems that Google is also working on a new Nest Audio smart speaker equipped with UWB (Ultra Wideband).
We currently don’t know any other information about Google tags. The hope is that they cost less than the Apple counterpart which, net of their excellent features, certainly cannot be said to be cheap.