Android Mascots At The Google I/O Developers Conference
Android mascots are lined up in the demonstration area at the Google I/O Developers Conference in the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, May 10, 2011. Reuters/Beck Diefenbach

A brand new Android gaming console from Razer is in the offing. In addition to making gaming gears, the company Razer is also known for a slew of smart standalone gears like the Razer Nabu smartband. At CES 2015, the company has unveiled its latest gaming console, the Razer Forge TV. Apparently, the Forge TV lets gamers play both Android games and PC games.

Under the hood, the Razer Forge TV is powered by a superior quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805) Krait 450 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz. This hardware combination will reportedly be very helpful and effective when playing heavily loaded games or tasks. Moreover, the device is backed by a respectable 2 GB of RAM. As far as the memory goes, the gadget is equipped with 16 GB of internal storage capacity, Phone Arena points out.

Moving on to a key specification of the gaming console, i.e. Graphical Processing Unit, the Razer Forge TV is bundled with 600 MHz Adreno 420 GPU. This GPU usually accompanies the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset. On the software end, the device runs on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS.

Furthermore, the Razer Forge TV gaming console will make use of Razer's proprietary Razer Cortex streaming feature. This feature apparently enables users to mirror PC games straight to the gaming console. Another important aspect of this console is the "low latency during the resource-hungry streaming process," which is reportedly a key device characteristic a gamer would look for in a console.

Notably, the Razer Cortex will let users stream any PC game; the only caveat is that the PC game should rely on DirectX 9 or higher. Additionally, the Razer Forge TV allows users to cast and stream music tracks, videos and Android apps straight to the TV. Adding cherry on top, Android TV support is also part of the specifications.

In terms of release date, the gadget will hit store shelves on the first quarter of 2015. Moreover, the Razer Forge TV's base version is priced at $99.99, without the controller. On the other hand, the controller-enabled console can be purchased for $149.99, according Phone Arena.

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