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Report claims Google is building a Nexus TV for 2014

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Report claims Google is building a Nexus TV for 2014
Back in June, we speculated that the rumors about a new Nexus Q and the rumors about a Google-made Android gaming console could actually be the same thing: a Nexus TV. It looks like the rumored Nexus Q like device might have actually been the Chromecast, but now there is a new report claiming that Google is in fact building a Nexus TV for release in 2014.

The Information is citing an anonymous Google employee as saying that there is in fact a Nexus TV in the works, and that Google is aiming to release the device in the first half of 2014. There is also talk that Google may be abandoning the idea of Google TV controlling and searching live TV, likely because that was one feature that had very little support. The report says that Google showed off the device to developers sometime this fall, and it included the touchpad integrated remote that you would find with most current Android TVs. 

This isn't the first talk there has been of an official Nexus TV either. Back in July, The Wall Street Journal reported that Andy Rubin privately showed off a Google-made Android TV device at CES 2013. Apparently, the device that he showed off used motion sensing controls. That wasn't part of the recent report, but other details do match up. 

We would like to believe that Google isn't abandoning the TV space, and it would be a silly move. But, we've heard reports regarding Android TVs before, like the fabled Android 4.x update, and that never came true either. 

source: The Information (subsc. required) via The Verge

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posted on 06 Dec 2013, 21:43

1. dsDoan (Posts: 213; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Just call it Google TV so it's not tied to a specific line of products/services. :/

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 22:58 3

3. DAMONORIBELLO (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I am sure the reason for the "Nexus" title is because Google is building on the Nexus name that is becoming quite successful. Similar to Samsung using "Galaxy".

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 22:10

2. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 181; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


So Google whats to make a Nexus smart TV or will it be more.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 12:35

9. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2647; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Just a box, not an actual TV.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 01:08 6

4. GrapeEyes (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


They should call it "GTV" with a company motto "Nobody hits the G spot better"

:)

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 07:48

5. Lmao2013 (Posts: 16; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)


Lmao I see what you did there.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 08:25

6. irellemot (Posts: 31; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


If this focused on being affordable like the other nexus devices, I would snatch one up as soon as it went on sail.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 10:55

8. AntiFanBoyz (Posts: 70; Member since: 30 Nov 2013)


OMG, it's a BOAT too???

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 09:47

7. djcody (Posts: 43; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)


Just remember to make size 50"+ otherwise no buy!!

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 12:35

10. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2647; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Just a box, not an actual TV.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 15:54

11. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)


what about Chromecast?

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 18:10

12. scsa852k (Posts: 273; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


I like this idea of running Android your non-Smart HDTV.
If this Nexus device is affordable like other Nexus lines,
There would be no need to buy a smart TV.

You can grab a bigger HDTV at a cheaper price and attach this bad boy to it.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 18:17

13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6115; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Like to see LG make a NEXUS OLD OR LED TV they make some pretty sweet screens.

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