Search engine giant Google officially launched the Chromecast and Nexus 6 in India on Tuesday, 9 December.
Google India head Rajan Anandan confirmed (via Twitter) that the much-awaited Chromecast, a media streaming device will go on sale for ₹2,999 at GOSF (Great Online Shopping Festival) 2014 on 10 December. It will be sold exclusively on Snapdeal (online) and select Airtel shops across the country.
"In India, Chromecast currently supports hundreds of apps including YouTube and Google Play Movies, as well as apps from partners like Spuul, YuppTV and Eros Now — home to popular Bollywood and regional movies like RamLeela, Chennai Express and Queen, as well as music, and TV shows on-demand," said Vivek Jayaraman, Product Manager, Chromecast.
As a part of promotional campaign, Airtel and Eros are offering Chromecast customers a range of subscription and content-bundling options.
Besides Chromecast and Motorola Nexus 6, GOSF 2014 will provide platform for products from HP, Lenovo, Tata Housing, Karbonn, Van Heusen, Asian Paints, Philips, Uber, JBL, Benetton, Alia Bhatt collection, EverPure water purifier and My Universe as well.
For the uninitiated, Chromecast is a thumb-sized device, which resembles an aesthetically well-designed USB driver. Once connected to smart TV through HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface). The device will connect to Internet Wi-Fi hub and provide media content, thus providing alternate option for cable/DTH service.
Chromecast Compatibility details:
Casting is optimised for select apps only. Requires Wi-Fi. Chromecast is compatible with WiFi-enabled Android 2.3+ smartphones and tablets; iOS 6.0+ iPhone, iPad and iPod; Chrome for Mac and Chrome for Windows; and ChromeOS.
[Note: Mirroring is available on most Android devices. More information, HERE.]
Key Specifications of Motorola Nexus 6:
|Models||Motorola Nexus 6|
|Display||5.96-inch QHD (2560x1440p) AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass 3 shieldPixel density: 493 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Processor||2.7GHz Quad core Krait 450 CPU (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SOC)|
|Storage capacity||32GB & 64GB|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with Dual-LED flash, f2.0 aperture, 4K video recordingFront: 2.0-megapixel camera with HD video conferencing feature|
|Battery||3220 mAh;Talk time: up to 24 hoursStandby time: close to 250 hours (with ambient display on) and 330 hours (with ambient display off)|
|Network||3G & 4G LTE|
|Add-ons||Nano SIM, water-resistant certifications, Bluetooth v4.1. Wi-Fi (802.11 ac 2x2 dual band; MIMO), NFC, micro-SUB v2.0, dual-front speakers, A-GPS Turbo Charger technology, lets user get up to six hours of use with only 15 minutes of charge, Qi Wireless charging support|
|Dimensions||159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm|
|Colours||Midnight Blue & Cloud White|
|Price||32GB: around ₹43,99964GB: around ₹48,999|