Google has today started taking pre-orders for its new first-ever proprietary game controller in the form of the Gamepad for Nexus Player which is now available to pre-order for $39.
The Nexus Player was announced earlier this month making its way through the FCC, indicating that the new media streaming and games console will be available to purchase very soon.
The new Google Nexus Player will offer similar functions to that of Amazon’s newly launched Fire TV streaming media set-top box and games console. The newly launched Gamepad for Nexus Player will make it easier for gamers to enjoy Android-based titles that can be downloaded to the console and played on larger screen HDTV’s.
The Google Nexus Player is powered by a 1.8 GHz Intel Atom quad-core processor supported by 1 GB of RAM and a Imagination PowerVR Series 6 Graphics 2D/3D Engine. The Nexus Player is also now available to pre-order priced at $99 and the newly launched Gamepad for Nexus Player is available for $39 throughout the US.
Unfortunately Google hasn’t launched the new media player or controller anywhere else worldwide at the moment but you can expect it to be available very soon. Other features of the Nexus Player include an optional wireless gamepad which is priced at $40 together with both 802.11ac WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity and 8 GB of internal storage.
Source: Phone Arena