Google Still Teasing Android TV Coming Soon; Asus Nexus Player Could be First Android TV

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  1. dgstorm

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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, 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 let users stream a variety of internet video from sites like YouTube and Netflix. It will also handle music from iHeart Radio, TuneIn and others.

    The device recently showed up in a benchmark online and here are the specs listed:
    • 1.8 GHz Intel Quad-core processor with PowerVR G6430 graphics
    • 1GB of RAM
    • 6GB of storage
    • WiFi
    • Android L
    Supposedly, quite a few other OEMs are planning on introducing Android TV devices, including Razer, Sony, Sharp, Philips, and TP Vision. Most of these devices will simply be Smart TVs using Android TV as the OS of choice.

    Sound off and let us know what you think of this revamped version of Google TV.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2014

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