Google Nexus set-top reportedly could launch in 1H14

The Information reports Google (GOOG) is working on an Android-based Nexus set-top, and could launch the device in 1H14. The device is said to support YouTube/Netflix/Hulu streaming (like many other boxes) and (more interestingly) the ability to play certain Android games. It also reportedly comes with a touchpad remote.

The WSJ reported in June Google is working on an Android console, and that it could launch this fall (it doesn't look as if that'll happen). If/when it arrives, Google's set-top could face competition from a next-gen Apple TV supporting game controllers and pay-TV content.

Google's reported set-top efforts might have much to do with the failure of Google TV to live up to the Web giant's lofty ambitions. Its $35 Chromecast HDMI streaming stick has been faring much better.

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  • Yesterdays_news
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    All we need, a Google Android TV that tracks your viewing habits. No thanks.
    6 Dec 2013, 07:00 PM Reply Like
  • lkrhelming
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    And what do you think TWC, Comcast, Wowway, DTV and other cable providers are already doing?


    I say more competition is better. Who cares if I watch Fox news or MSNBC all day and if someone does, what does that reveal?


    What if I watch C-span to get both sides of the story?


    In the big picture of things, none of this matters......... My opinion.
    7 Dec 2013, 05:01 PM Reply Like
  • lkrhelming
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    Buy Google Stock.
    7 Dec 2013, 05:03 PM Reply Like
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