The Nexus Player is back again, available for pre-order at the Google Play Store after getting FCC approval. Google had announced the Nexus player officially and put it up for pre-order on the play store last week, but had to remove it as approval from FCC (Federal Communications Commission) was still pending. Nexus Player is a set-top box that allows you to stream music, TV shows and movies, and play Android Games.
In the US, certain electronics devices need to be passed by FCC and it is technically illegal to sell them without it, which is why Google had to stop the pre-orders. Google specifically mentioned at the bottom of the Nexus Player page that “This device has not been approved by the Federal Communications Commission. It is not for sale until approval of the FCC has been obtained.” Till the time it was approved, the device was temporarily switched from “Pre-order” status to “Out of Inventory” status.
The Nexus Player is a small seek Android-based device manufactured for Google by Asus and has the dimensions of 120mm x 120mm x 20mm. It is powered by 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor and has Imagination PowerVR Series 6 graphics. It has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1. The device has a remote control that supports voice search and there is an optional wireless Gamepad costing $39.99 to play Android games on TV.