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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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