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:
- 1.8GHz Quad Core, Intel® Atom™
- Imagination PowerVR Series 6 Graphics 2D/3D Engine
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB storage
- 18W DC power
- HDMI out (1920×1080@60Hz)
- Micro-USB 2.0
- 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO)
- Bluetooth 4.1
- 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.