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New Google Chromecast passes through FCC, but you likely won't spot anything new

What appears to be a new model of Google's Chromecast has been spotted passing through FCC, but unfortunately it's a filing that will fail to excite many holding off for 5GHz Wi-Fi support and other features. In fact, H2G2-2A will not bring any noticeable improvements to the table, confirmed by a recent Chromecast team AMA on Reddit. According to Google's Jacky Hayward:

We're always working to update Chromecast with the the latest software and hardware components, but we don't have any new user-facing features planned for this device.

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So while we will see a new Chromecast come from Google, there won't be any new features you'll be able to use. The good news is for those who already own the Chromecast – your device won't suddenly become obsolete. We'll have to hold out on the Nexus Player.

Source: FCC, via: Zhats Not Funny, Engadget

  • So what was changed? Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's coming in white.
  • They probably just changed the components they are using, possibly because what they use will stop being available or maybe the new components are cheaper Posted via Android Central App
  • That makes sense Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wonder if they fixed the Heat problem, gets hotter than my phone when charging. Can't wait for a review of the Android/ Nexus TV box with game controller, I just hope 1GB processor will be enough for a game, my GNex with 1.2 processor can't run half the games I play.
  • Addition of a 5GHz band.
  • "...unfortunately it's a filing that will fail to excite many holding off for 5GHz Wi-Fi support..."
  • Reading is fun. You should try it sometime. There is a great article posted on this page; all you have to do is scroll up. ;-)
  • #headScratcher Posted via HTC soon to be a moto 5.2 or 5.9
  • Not really a head scratcher. They added a 5GHz band,
  • No they didn't. Read the article.
  • Still likely to only support the same modems/routers as the first gen Chromecast..?? Had to return my Chromecast as it constantly kept disconnecting from my home network..come to find out my modem/router was not on the list of compatible modem/routers...
  • Where is this list? Posted via Android Central App
  • Never mind I found it Posted via Android Central App
  • All I want is better screen mirroring support. Nexus player with Plex will certainly be a better solution for video.
  • Plex already supports Chromecast directly, obviating the need for screen mirroring support. What are you streaming from? Or are you not using Plex at this time?
  • Yup. I use Plex with my Chromecast all the time. It works great.
  • The chromecast is prefect the way it is. Android TV Nexus Player is the next step. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Some of us with dual band routers would disagree. I would love to be able to cast in 5Ghz and free up my 2.4ghz network.
  • +1 Posted via Nexus 7 2013 or verizon Galaxy S5 or maybe one day through my moto 360
  • Moving sharing via google drive! finally I would prefer the google movies app instead. you know, make it like google play music.
  • Seems faster? Posted from the amazing whatever device I can afford because I'm a broke college kid.
  • Hopefully this will mean they can drop the price. Not that it wasn't cheap to begin with, but think how many they'd sell at $20/£20 each. Posted via Android Central App
  • Hopefully it will be WiFi AC