Report claims Google is building a Nexus TV for 2014

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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13 Comments

1. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

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

3. DAMONORIBELLO

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 18, 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".

2. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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

9. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Just a box, not an actual TV.

4. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

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

5. Lmao2013

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

Lmao I see what you did there.

6. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

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

8. AntiFanBoyz unregistered

OMG, it's a BOAT too???

7. djcody

Posts: 221; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

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

10. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Just a box, not an actual TV.

11. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

what about Chromecast?

12. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 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.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

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