$100 Razor Forge TV Android Game Console Runs Android TV on Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Processor

Some Android games console are getting quite powerful, after the Tegra K1 based OBox, Razor Forge TV is an Android game console powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, and instead of running Android 4.4 or 5.0 for tablets, it’s running Android TV, and a separate app called Razer Cortex Stream will even let you play PC games on the console,  possible the same way Nvidia demonstrated at CES 2013. Razor Forge TV specifications: SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad core Krait 450 CPU @ 2.5GHz per with Adreno 420 GPU System Memory –  2GB RAM Storage – 16GB Video Ouput – HDMI 1.4 output Connectivity –  Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless 802.11ac 2X2, Bluetooth 4.1 + HS USB – 1x USB 3.0 port Power – N/A Dimensions –  105mm X 105mm X 17mm The console supports up to 4 wireless game controllers, as well as voice search via a mobile app. You can also use the device to stream music, movies, and …

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Google Formally Launches Android TV. Android TV Set-Top Boxes and TVs to be Available in H2 2014

After Android L for mobile devices, and Android Wear for wearables, Google also announced Android for your television at Google I/O 2014, and after definitely killing “Google TV”, renaming it to “Google Services for Smart TV”, the company went for the obvious and called it “Android TV”, which will get messy with all the Chinese “Android TV” boxes that do not run “Android TV” but simply “Android”… Google apparently used an Android TV reference platform (ADT-1) based on Nvidia Tegra 4 K1 at I/O to showcase their latest implementation of Android the the living room. I’ve embedded the video of the demo below, but the key part of the demo can be summarized as follows: Android TV’s “TV Input Framework” can overlay notifications and other data on top of various video sources such as HDMI, TV tuners, and IP TV receivers Voice control demo (with smartphone) with requests such as: “Breaking Bad” to return the video, link to actors description, …

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