Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Oops! Best Buy Accidentally Sells Unannounced 3rd Gen Chromecast

Chromecast 3rd Gen Oops! Best Buy Accidentally Sells Unannounced 3rd Gen Chromecast
| 02 October, 2018, 17:23

This latest development comes after literally months of Google Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 leaks, where seemingly a large number of people have had their hands on Google's new phones, reviewing them for YouTube, taking photos for news websites and reviewing the as-yet unannounced new phones. The Reddit user who goes by the name GroveStreetHomie was sold the new version of the Google Chromecast by a Best Buy store.

The new model has a matte finish, instead of the glossy plastic that the second-generation Chromecast uses.

The customer wasn't able to set up the new device just yet, but that may change soon: Google has invited journalists to a media event in NY next week, when it is expected to announce a number of new devices.

It still has a micro USB plug.

Maybe we'll get lucky and come back from NY with the new Chromecast.


After the initial post, 9to5Google also managed to score pictures of the new Chromecast.

The Chromecast 3 appears to share its looks with its predecessor, but ditches the etched Chrome logo for a blank face, save for a subtle "G" logo, with a matt black surface and more rounded curves. GroveStreetHomie also says it is slightly thicker and the HDMI cable doesn't magnetically stick to the base of the device anymore. Apart from that, the original poster claimed that he was unable to set up to the device as the Google Home app wanted an update that has expectedly not been released yet. When the redditor got home, he noticed that the device was indeed different than others he owned.

Back in May, 9to5Google discovered an FCC filing that updated the Chromecast 2 with the addition of Bluetooth and it is very likely that this is the device we're looking at.

Most of the products that Google has to show during their October even have already been exposed, so it will be interesting to see how the company makes their show more interesting to viewers.

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