+ Saturday February 23rd, 2019

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The ill fated Nexus Q was Google’s first attempt at a media player, but the high price and lack of features saw it shelved before actually being made widely available for sale; but it looks as though Google has embarked on another attempt at a media playing device with a new device showing up at the FCC.

The FCC Test Report description states that ‘The Device functions as a media player’ and was tested on a Dell 24″ monitor. Specs for the device merely include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and little else, although it has yet to reach the Wi-Fi Alliance for certification yet.

The Product, currently named ‘H840’ is filed under the model number H2G2-42, is manufactured by Singaporean based OEM Flextronics International who have been a manufacturer for Microsoft, producing the Zune media player as well as the Xbox and Xbox 360 consoles, as well as producing LCD TVs for LG Electronics.

With an expanded catalogue of Movie, TV and Music offerings through Google Play, Google is certainly well poised to make an assault on the living room. However they will need to deliver a product that can compete with the current functionality and pricing of current market devices, something at which they failed at abysmally with the Nexus Q. Similarly, GoogleTV, which has so far been produced only by third party manufacturers has still failed to take off and this new product may be Google’s attempt to re-invigorate their lounge room business.

What would a Google branded media streamer need to offer in order to sell well?

Source: FCC, and TabletGuide.nl.
Via: Engadget.

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Sujay Vilash

Personally, I would love to see an Android based competitor to iPod Touch of exceptional quality. Must have exceptional sound. Doesn’t have to be very cheap. With the Nexus Q, I fear the boat has sailed as many people, Androiders included, may have already invested in Apple TV. But iPod Touch’s do sell well and there may be an opportunity to knock another Apple product off its perch.

Andrew Davies
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Anyone else notice that H2G2-42 is a giant homage to Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy? Apparently H2G2 is a commonly used abbreviation for Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and 42 is the answer to the ultimate question.


If I can control it using my Android device. I’m ready to buy it straight away.

Duncan Jaffrey
Duncan Jaffrey

Simple. Zero lag xbmc. With blue ray play back.

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