Razer is Developing an Android 'Microconsole' for Your TV

Razer's Android Microconsole Google is making another attempt to bring Android into the living room, and Razer is game. During Google’s I/O developer conference on Wednesday morning, the gaming and accessories company announced that it is working on a yet-to-be-named set-top box based on the new Android TV platform. Not surprisingly, Razer’s “microconsole” will focus on gaming, allowing you to play “hardcore” and casual Android games on the TV. But it will also stream movies and music and provide access to apps. This is the first Android-specific piece of hardware from Razer, which has traditionally built products and services for the PC gaming market. But with it, Razer wades into territories where Android has had very little to no success — TV and games. The microconsole’s prospect for success is also hard to judge based on the little information we were given on Wednesday.

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