Sony’s next Google TV is a Chromecast on steroids!
If a rumored device is coming, it’s bound to pass by the FCC. All mythological gadgets get uncovered there and today we have quite an exciting one! Sony is bringing us the NSZ-GU1 – a dongle that looks and works much like the Chromecast, but features the power of a full Google TV.
As we can see in the image above, this device is much larger than Google’s streaming dongle. It also features a rather interesting design. Seems like the Google TV box and HDMI dongle were simply stuck together. It is meant to live behind your TV, though, so you will be able to save some space. At least much more than with the hefty ASUS Cube.
As usual with Google TV devices, this little guy features an HDMI-in port for live TV passthrough, as well as an IR blaster and a USB port. Specs include the usual Marvell DE3108 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. Also, it seems like the video output is limited to 720p.
We can’t expect much more from such a small device, but maybe we will be graced with an affordable price point. It’s said to be similar to the Chromecast, but with Google TV’s OS. Maybe it is more like a cut down version of a full Google TV?
We will have to wait and see. Be sure that we will keep our eyes open for more details on this one. And of course, you will be the first to know.