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Nvidia is holding their presser at MWC where they announced their new Nvidia Shield that is the world's first 4K Android TV console. The announced price is $199 and availability to be announced soon.
- Nvidia Tegra X1 processor with 256 maxwell core GPU and 3 gigs of Ram
- 4K Ultra HD ready with 4K playback and capture up to 60 fps (VP9, H265, H264)
- 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound pass through over HDMI
- 16 GB storage
- 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1/BLE
- Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, Two USB 3.0 (Type A), Micro-USB 2.0, MicroSD slot (supports 128GB cards), IR Receiver (compatible with Logitech Harmony)
- NVIDIA GRID streaming service, NVIDIA GameStream™
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It looks like Google TV is pretty much "dead" as a development platform now. Google just announced that most of their Google TV devices will not be compatible with Android TV and will not be getting the OS at all. While there are a few that might get it, Android TV seems out of reach for most of them. Here's their statement,
After having been spotted in FCC documentation, the second-generation Chromecast has been confirmed by Googlers from the Chromecast team during a Reddit ask-me-anything session, but they said the device will not have any new features for users, without revealing more details about it. Meanwhile, Gigaom has learned that a Chromecast V2 is indeed coming, as Google doesn’t plan to replace its extremely affordable and very popular dongle with Android TV just yet.
In an interview at Gigaom’s Structure Connect conference on Tuesday, Google vice president of product management Mario Queiroz confirmed a new Chromecast model will launch, though he declined to reveal any specifics.
The executive said Google is...
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Back in June at Google I/O, Android TV was first teased. Ever since then, Google has had a "Coming Soon" landing page up so you can sign up for more info. At that time, Google said that Android TV would launch in the Fall.
It's September now, which means Fall is right around the corner, and the first trickle of intel has been captured. According to Liliputing.com, It appears that Asus is working on a "Nexus Player" which could be the first Android TV device. Supposedly, the device will launch along-side Android L, which actually makes perfect sense. It was always expected that Android TV would officially launch when Google announces Android L and the other new Nexus devices coming. That is currently scheduled for October.
Getting back to this mysterious Asus Nexus Player, we find some things to like about the device. The device will be optimized to...
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