Earlier this yr we noticed a sizeable replace to the Nest Hub and related Google-powered sensible audio system, including a bunch of options and one cute-as-a-button little man often called the “Climate Frog.” Whereas the Sanrio-style frog is thus far the one animated display screen of its variety, if latest leaks are any indication, alternate options are coming down the pipe.

9to5 Google stories that the framework for extra “Character Clocks” is in place on variations 1.54 and 1.56 of the Nest Hub Max, below a “Characters” possibility within the settings menu. The interface noticed appears to be largely placeholders, referring to “A Hyperlink” and “Net Ambient” components. However the indication appears clear: a minimum of somebody at Google is engaged on increasing the present system.

We’ll have to attend and see whether or not that manifests as new variations of the Climate Frog (Climate Canine? Climate Parrot? Climate Bare Mole Rat?). “Characters” may very well be a extra broad time period referring to animated house screens, and naturally, it may very well be a change that Google would not find yourself implementing in any respect.