At its I/O Developer Conference yesterday, Google announced that Razer, the company behind devices like the Razer Edge and Project Christine, will develop an Android TV micro-console. The hardware manufacturer quickly followed with a press release confirming the news.
The yet-to-be-named device will stream movies, music and other apps for large-screen entertainment with an emphasis on gaming. Users will be able to control the device using an app on their Android tablet or smartphone, or speak commands as Android TV supports voice controls.
“This is a console of the future,” said Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan, adding that the console will allow you to play both "hardcore" and casual Android games on the TV.
This is Razer's first attempt to step into the TV market, but the company believes that its experience in designing PC gaming systems, controllers, keyboards and mice will play an important role in the device's development.
At this point there is no word on specifications like internal storage, connectivity, price, and more. Even the image you see above is actually a render, not the real deal, so it's hard to tell if this will be just another streaming box in a sea of similar devices or if it'll have any key differentiating features.
We'll have you covered as more specific details emerge, and that shouldn't take long, as the micro-console is scheduled to be released this fall.