Google finally released the details surrounding the Nexus Player, and fans of Google, as well as the Nexus Player line and concept, can now rejoice. The device is now available for preorders and will be coming in the next month with some impressive features and specifications.
The Google Nexus Player will serve as a convenient way of getting apps, games, and media on your TV. It will come in a small unit, which will serve as a console for the service, and even boast a remote with voice search. There will be a paddle, as well as a remote – both of which will serve a great deal of function for users.
The player will combine a modified Android interface dubbed as “Android TV,” and will also support Google Cast. If you’re looking for voice search, then that will be easily accommodated as well, with just the press of one button. On the inside, the device will boast a 1.8 GHz quad-core Intel Atom CPU with an Imagination PowerVR Series 6 GPU. The device will bring just 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage, but this device will still work wonders for gamers that are interested in the Nexus Player.
The Google Nexus Player will really be serving for many as a continuation or expansion of Google Chromecast. Though technically, will not be the same thing, the hardware, which is being produced by ASUS for the Nexus Player, will definitely show a lot of elements of Chromecast.
Google said, “the Nexus Player console is designed to fit beautifully alongside your current home entertainment setup,” and without any hesitation any tech user will be able to get behind that sentiment. The device is well-designed, well-built, and small enough that it will make almost anyone consider picking it up. Especially when many are competing with larger entities like cable boxes and DVR. Space is important, and having a device that is as capable as this is, with it taking up so little space – it’s hard to argue a device like that.
The Nexus Player will hit stores on November 3, and the cost will be $99 for the remote and the player itself, and if you want to add that additional controller that looks like a gaming controller – tack on an extra $40 to the total cost. That said, it isn’t really a bad price for a device so packed with features.