At Google I/O 2014 today the Mountain View company unveiled Android TV. Its the successor to the ill-fated Google TV initiative. This time around the company has tried a different approach with its TV offering, bundling in its search features to put great content front and center. Moreover like other Android powered set-top boxes, Google’s new platform also supports Android gaming. Manufacturers will build their set-top boxes over this platform and Razer today announced its ‘mini-console’ that will be powered by Android TV.
Razer hasn’t really provided that many details about its micro-console at this point in time though it has said that the device is going to be gaming-focused, and that its destined to hit the market this fall.
Even though the emphasis is on gaming its not like Android TV’s vast list of entertainment features will be cut. The company says that its new micro-console will be able to stream music, movies as well as run other apps for entertainment. In more ways than one this actually sounds a lot like the Amazon Fire TV, which runs on a heavily forked version of Android.
The image released today is actually a render of what this device is supposed to be. Razer isn’t talking specific details about the product today nor is it showing off the device in the flesh. We’ll probably have to wait for a few months to get a really good idea of what it can actually do.