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Google joins the micro-console fray

by: Jeremy -
More On: Nexus Player

Not to be left behind by all of the other companies producing their own Android based consoles, Google has revealed the Nexus Player. The Player is a small and sleek set-top box that connects to your television and gives you access to Android apps, games and entertainment. The system will run on the latest Android OS release, Adroid 5.0 also known as Lollipop.

The console is available in its base form, which is the console and a remote for $99.99. You can add in a bluetooth gamepad, reminiscent of the Xbox 360 controller, for another $40. The Nexus Player runs on a 1.8GHz Quad Core Intel Atom processorwith 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory. The remote, which connects via Bluetooth runs off of 3 AAA batteries and includes a microphone to enable voice search options.

You can check out the official info page for the Nexus Player at Google’s product site.