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Google Could be Planning to Launch “Nexus TV” Early 2014
So far, Google’s attempts to conquer the living room have been a bit of a mixed bag. Despite some rather ambitious goals set by former CEO Eric Schmidt and showing quite a lot of potential, Google TV has largely failed to take off. Similarly, the beautifully crafted Nexus Q never even made it to consumers’ hands outside of those who attended I/O 2012 and the lucky few who preordered and then received their devices for free. On the other hand, the highly regarded Google Chromecast has more than demonstrated that there is still space for another content distributor in the livingroom. In fact, Time Magazine recently named it the #1 gadget of 2013.
Now, rumors state that Google may be planning to release a “Nexus TV” as early as the first half of next year. Rather than an actual TV, the Nexus TV is rumored to be a set-top box, similar in form to what we’ve already seen in various Google TV devices. The rumors also state that the device may feature a Kinect-like motion sensor and a touchpad-based remote control. It’s also not unreasonable to speculate that this device may also be controllable by your Android-powered smartphone.
Perhaps most interestingly, the rumors also point to non-traditional content delivery. By that, I mean that rather than trying to bring traditional content providers on board, the device will instead focus on online content. This is markedly different from the existing Google TV, which relies heavily on live broadcast TV.
What are your thoughts on the rumored Nexus TV? Do you think Google has what it takes to make a dent in the world of smart TVs, Rokus, Apple TVs, and other set-top boxes? What “killer features” would you need in order to purchase one yourself? Personally, I’d be happy with a great UI, a full-fledged browser with plugin support, and a great Netflix app. Feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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