Last week we got to see in person the new 2018 Google Chromecast. Now we should finally get an official announcement as Google is holding an 11 am Eastern press event today (October 9th 2018) to announce several new products. These new products should include a new Pixel phone, Pixel tablet, and among other things.
Here are the photos we got of the 3rd gen Chromecast:
There was an FCC filing back in August that let us know a new 3rd gen Chromecast was in the works. So far as best we can tell it will sell for the same $35 price and the only physical diffreance is a matte black finish instead of a shiny black finish.
According to the filing, the updated version of the second-gen Chromecast will add 5GHz Wi-Fi and standard Bluetooth 2.4GHz. Currently, the Chromecast second gen uses a low power version of the Bluetooth 2.4GHz standard. This new standard powered 2.4GHz Bluetooth is a higher powered version that will let you connect keyboards or even a possible remote to the Chromecast. The update also adds the newer, more powerful 5GHz Wi-Fi antenna that will allow for faster, smoother streaming.
We will have full coverage of Google’s event today.
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