So What’s Up With Google’s New Nexus Player?

Google has announced the release of its new puck-shaped console, the Nexus Player – effectively joining the battle in the gaming console -slash-media player arena.

Here is quick rundown of what the Nexus Player has to offer:

• Android Lollipop 5.0 modded to play nice with large TV screens
• Android TV which makes recommendations and responds to voice commands
• Google Cast to stream video from other Android or iOS devices to the TV
• Full integration with the Google Play Store
• Syncing with other Android devices using your account credentials

So how about the hardware that comes with the console? Here’s what you can expect to find inside and along with the Nexus Player:

• 1.8GHz Quad Core, Intel Atom processor
• PowerVR Series 6 GPU
• 8 GB internal storage
• 1 GB RAM
• 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO) WiFi connectivity
• Remote control with built-in voice search function
• HDMI-out
• Gamepad (sold separately)

The Nexus Player is priced at $99 with the gamepad at $40, and can be pre-ordered on the Google Play Store on October 17.

There is no news yet on the final release date of the Nexus Player, though it is expected to be out in time for the holiday season.

Consumer Expert Efren Lawag Alberto

Efren has been writing ghost-writing web content, from articles to e-books, for over five years. He now serves as a contributor of gaming-related news to News for Shoppers. An avid PC gamer for the past ten or so years, Efren now takes his passion for those games and helps dig up news not only on the biggest developments in the sector but also the hidden gems that deserve a bit more attention than they're getting. He is also an avid bargain-hunter of ebooks, and is keen on promoting indie authors with great fantasy and sci-fi stories to share.