It didn’t take long to start hearing about the hardware options headed our way that will take advantage of Android TV –with one of the first big announcements coming from Razer (a company best known for high-end gaming PCs, laptops and tablets). Together with Google, Razer intends to introduce a micro-console later this year, running the new platform but with a core-focus on gaming instead of media streaming (though it will also accommodate casual gaming, music, movies, and other social media applications).
It is expected that the graphics will be good and the UI should be easy to navigate, but it is unlikely it will truly compete with the high-end consoles already in the marketplace (like the PlayStation 4)… but truth mbe told, most gamers are probably just as happy to play big-screen adaptations of their favourite mobile gaming titles as they are anything else.
Because the device is still in the early stages of development, a release date and price are not yet known –though Razer is advising that it is coming our way later sooner than later and that the price-tag will be “affordable.”
What will be interesting to see is whether more users tend toward these set-top box-style Android TV devices or if they opt for using it on televisions where it can be built-in.
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