The Nexus Player may have been announced five months ago but it’s only now that those in the UK can avail of digital media set-top box player co-manufactured by Google and Asus. It’s a set-top box alright but it’s actually a not so boxy circle as we noted before. It’s a sort of Android TV which was quickly approved by FCC soon after it was launched. In the United States, it was also immediately listed for pre-order and was made available in November together with an Asus gamepad. Soon enough, compatible games were lined up and sports content were added.
It was only in January that the Nexus Player was listed on Newegg and Best Buy but still with questions on availability. During the same month, it arrived in Japan marking Android TVs entry to the country.
We’ve been wondering when the device will finally arrive in the UK. No need to wait because the Google Nexus Player is now listed with a £79.99 price tag (about $119) and with free delivery within UK, of course. It’s now up for pre-order at Amazon.co.uk and device set for a March 26 release. Also made available is the Asus Nexus Player Gamepad listed at £50.70 ($76).
Specs of the ASUS-made Nexus Player from Google include the following: 1.8GHz Quad Core Intel Atom, 1GB RAM, 8GB EMMC, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, Imagination PowerVR Series 6 Graphics 2D/3D Engine, and Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Update: Amazon has removed the Nexus Player listing from the site
SOURCE: Amazon UK