Specialists iFixit reported about the dismantling of the updated set-top boxes, Google Chromecast, and Chromecast Audio is intended for streaming audio content.
Google novelties were presented at the end of last month. Google Chromecast is used to broadcast different content using the application from your desktop computer or phone on a TV to which the gadget is connected via HDMI. Chromecast Audio, in turn, is a wireless repeater of audio content for mobile devices running iOS and Android. The appliance must be connected to speakers or audio system via a standard audio Jack of 3.5 mm.
New Chromecast nothing like the first model. To connect to the TV in this case, a flexible cable, and the electronics are hidden in small packages in the form of a puck that glues to the back side of the TV. Specialists iFixit noted that the opening of the case of gadgets is a rather difficult procedure. Both versions of the device involved mediaprocessor 88DE3006 Marvell Armada 1500 Mini Plus with two cores ARM Cortex-A7 and chip Marvell Avastar 88W8887 VHT, providing support for WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and FM.
Gadgets has a built-in flash memory Toshiba TC58NVG1S3HBAI6 2 Gb NAND. This TV keychain Chromecast is on Board chip RAM Samsung K4B4G1646D-BY 4 Gb DDR3L SDRAM, and Chromecast Audio chip Nanya NT5CC128M16IP-DI/EK 2 Gb DDR3L SDRAM.
As for evaluation, the specialists iFixit was not put out because of the specificity of the devices. All the functionality presented gadgets is concentrated on one small plate, and therefore, in the case of failure need to be replaced with new ones. While iFixit comments positively about design changes, in particular, about the emergence of the HDMI connector on a flexible cable.