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Google refreshes ChromecastGoogle reveals new Chromecast with integrated HDMI cable.
Today, we're also very happy to announce two beautiful, brand new chromecast products. First, the new chromecast. We've redesigned chromecast to bring a A modern, new look. You'll notice the industrial design that sets the new Chromecast apart from other form factors. The integrated HDMI cable makes it easy for you to take it with you on the go. In addition to black, we're offering Chromecast in two fun colors, lemonade and coral. The small size of the new Chromecast allows for it to hide behind the T.V. So that it doesn't clutter your living room. The integrated HDMI cable makes it really easy for you to plug it into virtually any tv. The new Chromecast hardware delivers significantly improved Wi-Fi performance. We now support dual-band 2.4 and 5 GHz, as well as 802.11 AC to take advantage of the latest home networking technologies. We designed an entirely new adaptive antenna system, which includes three very efficient antennas and an algorithm that ensures that the WiFi chip is always using the best antenna and radio frequency for the changing WiFi conditions in the home. Take a look at the data that compares the original Chromecast in light blue here with competitive products of the same form factor. As WiFi goes from strong to weak, throughput drops across all of the devices. Now let's add the data for the new Chromecast. WiFi performance of the new Chromecast is significantly better across the entire range of conditions. The new chromecast can sustain the flow of more data, which means higher quality video and audio, less buffering, and a superior experience.