New Console Announced by Google and Asus: Google Nexus Player

on October 15, 2014 12:08 PM

Google and Asus just announced a brand new console, based on Android of course, and coming packed with entertainment features and the ability to play Android games on a TV with a gamepad.

The new console is called Google Nexus Player and will be available for pre-order from October 17th (it will hit the shelves on November 3rd) for $99, including the console with integrate microphone for voice search. The gamepad will be sold separately for $39.99.

Between its gaming features Google touts “stunning 3D graphics,” free online multiplayer and achievements synced across all your android devices. The lack of gamepad (touted as a “precise gamepad for serious gaming”) in the package is probably due to the fact that many third party controllers can work with Android.

Below you can find the technical specs announced by Google:

Chipset

  • 1.8GHz Quad Core, Intel® Atom™
  • Imagination PowerVR Series 6 Graphics 2D/3D Engine

Memory

  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB storage

Ports

  • 18W DC power
  • HDMI out (1920×1080@60Hz)
  • Micro-USB 2.0

Wireless

  • 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO)
  • Bluetooth 4.1

Weight

  • 235g

Dimensions

  • 120mm x 120mm x 20mm

You can check out a few pictures below, including one featuring all the entertainment apps included in the Nexus Player.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.