Thursday, October 16, 2014

Google Announces its Own Microconsole

Google is still trying to take over the living room.
Amazon is not the only company releasing a streaming box for the living room. Yesterday, Google announced the Nexus Player, the company's own video streaming and gaming set top box for the living room.

Nexus Player is the next step in Google's attempt at taking over the living room. Unlike the Chromecast, which is simply a dongle for streaming video services, the Nexus Player is built with the Android framework, and therefore can play Android apps on top of streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu Plus. Nexus Player boasts a 1.9Ghz quad-core intel processor, with 1 GB or RAM and 8GB of storage. Google insists that the microconsole can deliver 1080p video streaming and gorgeous graphics with a new 64-bit Imagination PowerVR graphics chip. The box alone is $99, with controllers costing an additional $39. 

For more information on Nexus Player, the plethora of microconsoles releasing, or gaming news today stay tuned to The Jesters Court.

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