Earlier in the day, we did bring you word that Google TV will soon be able to play nice with the recently unveiled Chromecast (as seen above). Well, here we are with whispers of the Internet search giant doing something slightly different – that they could be developing a different set top device, too. According to The Wall Street Journal, sometime at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, former Google executive Andy Rubin did demonstrate an Android-powered set-top box which had already been integrated with Google Hangouts, in addition to possessing a video camera and motion sensor.
That was just a prototype, and as usual, everything else concerning it remained hush hush, but it was noted that said prototype digital-media hub came with a rather respectable array of features. The demonstration showed that the device was capable of streaming YouTube videos, movies and TV shows from Google Play, while accessing Android apps in addition to other streaming services including Netflix and Pandora. Could that be a precursor to another media device from Google, now that Chromecast is out of the bag? Who knows?