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Google releases Android 5.1 factory image for Nexus Player

Google has just released another Android 5.1 factory image, and this time it is for the Nexus Player. Over the past week Google has released Android 5.1 Lollipop factory images for a variety of devices, and it is now available for the Nexus Player. Today's update bumps the Nexus Player to...
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NVIDIA Shield is the world's first 4K Android TV console

At Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced the chip vendor's latest hardware effort, the Shield, which is the world's first 4K Android TV that also doubles up as a game console.The Shield comes with an H.265 decoder that can handle 4K at 60Hz with 10-bit...
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NVIDIA Shield Android TV console specs

Boasting a 256-core Maxwell GPU, the NVIDIA Shield offers console-level visuals in a $199 package. NVIDIA Shield is the manufacturer's first foray into the world of Android TV, with the set-top box touting gaming capabilities as one of its main highlights. Here's what you get with the console...

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Nexus Player completes voyage across the pond, now available in the UK for £79.99

The Nexus Player is now officially being sold in the UK for £79.99. After only being available in the US, Japan, and Canada, the Nexus Player has made its way into the UK and is now available for purchasing. Priced at £79.99, the Nexus Player is available from the Google Store, Amazon UK, as...
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Nexus Player looks set for official UK release on March 26

Having been officially available in the U.S. for sometime now, the ASUS made Nexus Player looks set to go on sale officially in the UK on March 26. Amazon UK currently has a listing to pre-order the Nexus Player for £79.99 with free shipping around its expected shipping date. Android TV has...
Nexus Player

Google releases Android 5.1 factory image for Nexus Player

Google has just released another Android 5.1 factory image, and this time it is for the Nexus Player. Over the past week Google has released Android 5.1 Lollipop factory images for a variety of devices, and it is now available for the Nexus Player. Today's update bumps the Nexus Player to...
Micromax 4K TV

Micromax debuts Android-powered 4K TVs in India with prices starting at $640

India's largest handset manufacturer Micromax is getting into the 4K TV segment by announcing two models that are powered by Android. The TVs come in 42-inch (42C0050UHD) and 49-inch (50K2330UHD) editions, and cost Rs. 39, 990 ($640) and Rs. 49,999 ($800) respectively. Both TVs come pre-loaded...
NVIDIA Shield Android TV console hands-on

NVIDIA Shield Android TV console hands-on

At GDC 2015 NVIDIA took their wraps off another Shield product, only this one is built for TV. The Shield console will fully leverage Grid, a service whereby NVIDIA will host games on their servers and beam them to your home for playing. The real MVP of the show is NVIDIA's new Tegra X1...
NVIDIA Shield Android TV

NVIDIA Shield Android TV console specs

Boasting a 256-core Maxwell GPU, the NVIDIA Shield offers console-level visuals in a $199 package. NVIDIA Shield is the manufacturer's first foray into the world of Android TV, with the set-top box touting gaming capabilities as one of its main highlights. Here's what you get with the console...
NVIDIA Shield

NVIDIA Shield is the world's first 4K Android TV console

At Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced the chip vendor's latest hardware effort, the Shield, which is the world's first 4K Android TV that also doubles up as a game console.The Shield comes with an H.265 decoder that can handle 4K at 60Hz with 10-bit...
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Google's new Nearby Connections API means Second Screen fun with Android TV

Google wants Android TV to be your hub, and your smartphone/tablet to be the controller. We're no strangers to Second Screen apps here, especially as they apply to video games. The big thing that pushed Second Screen apps forward in the current generation of apps has been the application of a...
Google's Nexus Player to be available in Japan at the end of February

Google's Nexus Player to be available in Japan by the end of February

It looks like the Nexus Player is beginning its exploration of the wide, wide world. Google announced today that the Android TV device will be coming to Japan at the end of February for 12,800 yen (about $108). Google revealed the expansion in a blog post today, noting that this is the first...
Qbert Rebooted

Old-school (and new-school) Q*bert is on the Nexus Player!

OK, technically it's "Q*bert: Rebooted." But the 1980s kid in me doesn't care. This version for the Nexus Player has got the original game alongside some newfangled rebooted version that's OK, but just not the same. So grab a fistful of quarters (eight of them, actually, to buy this game) and...

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