It appears that Google is preparing to launch the second-generation Chromecast streaming dongle in the coming months. Evidence is pointing that Google is still interested in making the Chromecast 2, despite having a product like the Nexus Player onto market.
With the next-generation Chromecast expected to hit the market sometime in the near future, the rumor mill is in full swing over what the new streaming dongle might look like.
Shedding more light on the future of streaming devices, Google VP of product management Mario Queiroz, recently revealed that the Chromecast 2 would be unveiled in the near future. Queiroz was speaking at a Gigaom Structure Connect conference that took on Tuesday. As expected, Queiroz declined to reveal more about the upcoming model.
The number of people who have hit the ‘cast' button on their device has grown from 400m just three months ago to 650m today, according to Google VP of product management Mario Queiroz.
Queiroz also went on to say that they are working to improve its first screen-second screen experience. "I can say we really want to bring the richness of this first screen-second screen experience to life," said Queiroz at a conference. "The hardware capabilities will give us a better opportunity to take full advantage of a large screen paired with a small screen".
Queiroz further said more than 6,000 developers are building more than 10,000 apps for the Google Cast ecosystem.
Last week, the second-generation Google Chromecast made a quick through the FCC, according to a report on the Zats Not Funny website.
Not too long ago the software giant revealed the Nexus Player. Manufactured by ASUS, the set-top box will compete with likes of Apple TV and the Amazon Fire TV. Like the existing Chromecast, the Nexus Player is also Google Cast ready, making it easy to stream content from Android or iOS enabled devices.
The $35 Google Chromecast was launched in the U.S last year.
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