As Google prepare for this week and the onslaught of android announcements that are going to come from this year’s I/O event, the ramifications of last year’s event are still pretty much being felt. Last year, was a big year for Android with a number of new platforms coming through. One of those newer platforms was Android TV and saw the inclusion of android on home entertainment systems. Although, it was not until later in the year when the first proper Android TV device landed in the market, the Nexus Player.
The Nexus Player was the first real consumer available device that allowed users to get up close and personal with Android TV. Since then, other devices are starting to become available, although their rolling out is going slowly so far. That said, most of them will come in at the same or a higher price point than the Nexus Player. As such, the Nexus Player remains a great deal for those who want to get Android TV in their living room. Well, it now looks as though Google have dropped the price of the Nexus Player in the Google Store. As such, those interested can now pick up the Nexus Player for only $79 directly from Google. That works out to be $20 off of the normal price of the device. Not to mention, Google is also offering free shipping on the device. Therefore, $79 is all you are paying, all-in to try Android TV.
It is likely that this week’s Google event will see the next step in Android TV’s evolution being announced or at least an update on what to expect from Android TV. Whether that means there will be any newer devices being announced is yet to be seen. However, with Google dropping the price just before the event, it could lead to some interesting speculation on Android TV. Not to mention, it is not clear as to whether this is a permanent price drop or just a temperate one for now. Either way, if you are interesting in picking up the Nexus Player at the reduced cost of $79 from Google, then you can by clicking the source link below.