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Here's quite a turnaround. Last week, rumours swirled that Google's Nexus Player streaming device was being discontinued. That's because it disappeared from the Google Store, and Google announced that it was only available to buy from other retailers. But now it looks like an upgraded version is in the works.

Documents filed with the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in the US by Asus – who made the original – suggest that a new model is on the way.

The tweaks are minor, though. They include an updated system power circuit and layout, updated RF circuit and layout, updated circuit components like the USB, HDMI and power button, and a modified antenna layout.

Not exactly earth shattering. But they suggest there's life in the old dog yet.

The original Nexus Player launched in 2014 as one of the flagship devices running Android TV. Despite being baked in to some manufacturers' sets, Android TV has – much like Google TV before it – failed to take off.

Let's hope the new Nexus Player can help it.

Source: FCC, via 9to5Google

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