(Pocket-lint) - Sadly, Google Assistant is still not available on the Sonos One, but Sonos has made some changes to the internal components of its Alexa-powered smart speaker in a new second generation model of the Sonos One, called Sonos One (Gen 2).
No changes have been made to the design so the Sonos One (Gen 2) model will look identical to the first generation model and the sound experience will be the same too with two Class-D digital amplifiers on board, one tweeter and one mid-woofer.
A number of internal updates have been made however, all of which should make the Sonos One (Gen 2) better equipped to deliver a more capable smart experience. The internal updates include the addition of Bluetooth Low Energy, an updated processor and an increased memory.
All the other Sonos One features will remain the same, including AirPlay 2 compatibility, Amazon Alexa voice control and the ability to stream music from over 80 streaming services globally, as well as local devices.
The Sonos One (Gen 2) will be available from 7 March and the company will begin to transition out the original Sonos One that launched in October 2017.
The first generation model will be available for a reduced price of £179 and $179 in the UK, while stocks last, while the Sonos One (Gen 2) will come in at $199 and £199.