Google announced the game changing Chromcast dongle over a year ago now, and it’s seen a massive turn around in fortunes for Google in the living room. With yesterdays announcement of the Nexus Player, most people though that was the end of it, but it appears that Google could be about to release an updated version of the low-cost HDMI dongle.
Android Police have spotted the dongle on its way through the FCC, where it’s spilled some of the technical specs, including an updated model #. The device will be A4RH2G2-2A – the original is H2G2-42 – and will possibly come with both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wifi support – something that will please many current Chromecast owners struggling to find free spectrum.
The Nexus Player will be arriving soon, but it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch for Google to dump an updated Chromecast model into the Play Store at exactly the same time. We’ll have to wait and see.
What other features would you like in a new model Chromecast?