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Google Chromecast 2 seems imminent as new dongle hits FCC

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Google is preparing to unleash a new Chromecast streaming device, judging by a filing made to the Federal Communications Commission in the United States.

The second-gen HDMI dongle made a quick trip through the FCC for certification, according to a report on the Zats Not Funny website on Thursday.

The report makes no mention of any hardware specifics, but it seems fair to assume any revamp would likely focus on boosting connectivity and processing tech rather than revamping the design or overall functionality of the £35 Chromecast device.

Perhaps Google would include the newer 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, which sits on the 5.0GHz band?

While the stop-off at the FCC doesn’t mean a release will arrive in the most immediate future, it does seem to confirm Google has something up its sleeve.

Earlier this week the company revealed the Nexus Player ruining the Google TV platform. Made by ASUS, the set-top box will tackle devices like Apple TV and the Amazon Fire TV.

The Nexus Player is also Google Cast ready, making it easy to stream content from Android, iOS and Chromebook laptops. There’s also the optional gamepad, allowing users to play their Android games on the big screen television.

Are you happy with your Chromecast or considering a Nexus Player upgrade? Let us know your thoughts below.

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Via: 9to5Google

Matthew Bunton

October 17, 2014, 12:58 am

It has to be more stable this time.

Mine is great when its working but often I have to reset the device and my Wifi to get the thing working again if we haven't used it for a few days.

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