Last week, Google announced that they would be launching a couple of new devices in the coming weeks – Chromecast and, in conjunction with ASUS, the Nexus 7. Sundar Pichai, the Senior Vice President of Android, Chrome and Apps at Google says that the launch makes it “even more effortless to enjoy the content you care about…wherever you are, across your devices.”
This device has been designed to help you bring your online entertainment to the largest screen in your home – the television. It’s a small device that is simply plugged into your high-definition TV and allows you to use your smartphone, tablet or laptop to ‘cast’ online content onto the screen. You will even be able to multitask whilst enjoying what’s on the TV!
Introducing Nexus 7
This device is, essentially, a newer and better version of the original Nexus 7. The 7-inch tablet features 323 pixels, 9 hours of high-definition video playback and 10 hours of web browsing or reading. It’s also incredibly lightweight and has the addition of stereo speakers and virtual surround sound (thanks to Fraunhofer, the guys who invented the MP3 format).
Customers across the United States will be able to purchase Chromecast for the low price of $35 from July 28, whilst US customers will also be able to purchase the brand new Nexus 7 (starting at $229) from July 30; both devices will be released in other countries in the coming months. Google have also announced that a Lite version of the Nexus 7 is coming soon.